The Turn of the Road
[words Les Barker, music trad.]
Les Barker wrote The Turn of the Road to the traditional Irish tune Casadh “that demanded words”. It was published in his books The Borzoi's Back in Town and The Mrs Ackroyd Occasional Table Book.
June Tabor sang The Turn of the Road in 1994 on her Cooking Vinyl album Against the Streams.
Artisan sang The Turn of the Road Les Barker's 2001 album Airs of the Dog.
Sylvia Barnes sang The Turn of the Road in 2007 on her Greentrax album The Colour of Amber. She noted:
In common with many I suspect, I knew Lee Barker only as a master of comic verse.I was surprised and delighted to learn this beautiful, sensitive song also came from his pen. I learned it from the singing of the late Eithne Ni Uallachain.
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