The tale of John and Mary and a parish priest's special blessing.

Regarded as one of Ireland’s best storytellers, John Collins, a member of the Travelling Community, opens this episode of ‘The Pure Drop’ with a tale.

I’ll tell you a story, it’s called ‘The Miracle’, it’s about John and Mary and the parish priest.

'The Pure Drop' is described by the RTÉ Guide in 1988 as,

A nine part traditional music series featuring the best solo instrumentalists playing in Ireland today and occasionally featuring small groups.

The programme was first broadcast on 14 January 1988 and ran until February 1996.  Presenters were James Kelly, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Paddy Glackin and Martin McGinley.

This episode of ‘The Pure Drop’ was recorded at the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, and broadcast on 5 December 1993.  The presenter is Paddy Glackin.