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Morton, Robin

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Robin Morton was born in Portadown, Co. Armagh. A singer, writer, publisher, collector, band manager, Morton also played the concertina and bodhrán with the band Boys of the Lough which he formed in 1967 along with musicians Cathal McConnell and Tommy Gunn. He founded the Queen’s Folk Music Society, which met in the famous Anatomy Theater, Belfast, with superb acoustics but intimidating anatomical visuals. Belfast Folk Song Club, Morton was also a member. He began collecting songs in the 1960s, Paddy McMahon introduced him to singer John (Jock) Maguire of Roslea, who became the subject of Morton’s Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday, a book and LP of John Maguire and his songs. Morton worked as a producer for Topic Records before founding the record label Temple Records in 1978. He is married to clarsach player Alison Kinnaird.