Sunday, March 17, 2024

A few Irish music favorites

A few of my Irish music favorites:

On Raglan Road - A poem by Patrick Kavavagh that he apparently felt should be sung to the music of 'Dawning of the Day' an old Irish song. Luke Kelly's version was maybe the earliest.  

Mary Fahl wrote another version of Dawning of the Day in remembrance of the 911 fire teams that died that day. 

Zombie by the Cranberries is a wonderful take on the Troubles.

Sinead O'Conner with the Chieftains is my favorite rendition of of Foggy Dew. She brings the emotion and the mixed feelings about the Easter Rising,   

Lisa Hannigan with her band at a booth in a pub is a delight