Here's the two lovely mischievous Dublin Ireland born angels of song The Holohan Sisters singing a bitter sweet song from the Irish folk canon""When I was Single" Jane is a singer and Jenny is a singer and guitarist and together they create harmonies to die for.At the time I recorded them for my archive in the summer of 1996 they were both living in West Hampstead London working as Nannies. I haven't been able tio contact them much since then,but apparently they now both reside in Belfast Northern Ireland and are still singing together.Alas no more up to date information about them apart from my own entries here at youtube etc seems available via google. Jane's daughter Emir Holohan Doyle who is half Jordanian won the Miss Ireland competition in 1999 she is a chip off the old block in the beauty department with her mother Jane.
The exact origins of this lovely song appear to buried in the mists of time Jim Carroll of the superb Mudcat discussion folk music forum suggests that the song is not an Irish song - seldom heard from the older singers (Margaret Barry a Cork born traveler and songstress recorded it in 1965 .The song is probably English in origin - associated particularly with the North East of England.
Jim Clark All rights are reserved on this video recording copyright Jim Clark 2013