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Raftery – the Roving Poet – 1904

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Freeman’s Journal Saturday 21st may, 1904 AN IRISH MINSTREL THE BLIND BARD OF CONNAUGHT – RAFTERY THE ROVING POET (edited) Anthony Raftery was born in Killedan, County Mayo in 1779. He was smitten with smallpox when he was a little lad and the disease left him blind. Someone taught him to play the fiddle … Continue reading

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