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Mary O'Hara ‎– In Harmony -1979 Pop, Folk, World (Uk Import Vinyl)

Mary O'Hara ‎– In Harmony -1979 Pop, Folk, World (Uk Import Vinyl)

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Mary O'Hara ‎– In Harmony -1979  Pop, Folk, World (Uk Import Vinyl)

mint vinyl / cover - Bin # 143

She was introduced to American poet Richard Selig by Irish poet Thomas Kinsella and she married Selig in 1956. She moved to the United States with him. Selig died of Hodgkin's disease 15 months after their marriage. O'Hara continued to tour and record for four years.

In 1962, she became a Benedictine nun at Stanbrook Abbey in England, where she stayed for 12 years. Her wedding band was melted down and made into a ring to celebrate her profession of solemn vows as a member of the Benedictine Order in 1967.[O'Hara's initial rise to a high profile was repeated in 1974 when she left the monastery for the sake of her health, found that her musical reputation had grown during her time in the cloister, and returned to performing.In a matter of months, she became one of the biggest international recording stars to come out of Ireland.

The title of her autobiography, The Scent of the Roses, is taken from one of her favourite songs by Irish poet Thomas Moore Her other books include Celebration of Love,and the coffee table book, A Song for Ireland.

She continued her singing career for a further 16 years, retiring from performing in 1994.In 1985, she remarried, to Dr Pádraig O'Toole, who was instrumental in the development of her career from 1974. They spent six years in Tanzaniawhere her husband taught at the Tanzania School of Journalism, at the University of Dar es Salaam. A musical play about her life, Harp on the Willow by John Misto, was a great success in Australia in early 2007. Mary O'Hara completed five volumes of her harp accompaniments, and still travels, giving talks at locales such as the Yeats International Summer School, Sligo (2007), the O'Carolan Festival, Keadue, County Roscommon (2008), Northern Lights Harp Festival, Ottawa (2009), New York University (2009), and Boston College (2009). The Burns Library at Boston College houses her papers, and held a "Mary O'Hara" exhibition ending 30 April 2010. 

O'Hara now lives on the Aran Islands (off the west coast of Ireland) with her husband.

Label:Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1217
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album 


A1 Plaisir D'Amour
A2 Rainy Day People
A3 The Clown
A4 The Sun Is Burning
A5 Too Much Magic
B1 Pussy Willows Cat Tails
B2 Sliabh Na MBan
B3 A Friend Of Mine
B4 The Wee Cooper O' Fife
B5 Mon Pays
B6 Spinning Wheel
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