Another taken before her time - pity she couldn't overcome her demons, the second video shows how down to earth and great craic she was.
Nice one never heard of hermarkfinn putting up that Elizabeth Cotton video reminded me of Irelands Margaret Barry, she was from Cork and wasn't a Tinker but was known as the Queen of the Tinkers. she left home as a teen and busked around Ireland singing and playing the Banjo, she would have someone with her, "bottle" for her, which involved them holding a bottle with a fly in it with their thumb over the top so the fly couldn't get out and a bucket in the other hand and they would go into the crowd and collect the money while Margaret was singing. If they came back with no fly in the bottle, she knew they were dipping into the money. She was noticed by a Folk Aficianado and became quite famous. An acquired taste but a great life story, take the time to read the article below before listening to the videos. She's in her seventies in the second video.
Margaret Barry: wild Irish woman of the British folk scene