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St. Patricks Day Irish Music thread
« on: March 18, 2013, 01:27:21 AM »
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  • Brennan on the Moor - by the Clancy Brothers

    Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile - sung by Ronnie Drew (Dubliners)
    I don't listen to many Irish songs in Gaelic, but I really, really like this one!

    The Foggy Dew by Paddy Reilly (Dubliners on the instrumentals)
    This is the best version of The Foggy Dew, hands-down.
    Paddy Reilly sings it like he means it,
    And the Dubliners kill (do a great job on) the instrumentals, as usual.

    The Dublin Jack of All Trades - Dubliners
    This song has 10 verses of 4 lines. Talk about substance!
    If your brain can handle memorizing and performing this song, you have arrived!

    Come out Ye Black and Tans - Wolfe Tones
    (A great Irish Rebel song)
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    St. Patricks Day Irish Music thread
    « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 06:32:53 AM »
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  • Boulavogue by the Dubliners with Jim McCann

    "Father John Murphy of the town of Boolavogue in County Wexford led his parishioners in routing the Camolin Cavalry on 26 May 1798. The Wexford insurgents were eventually defeated at the Battle of Vinegar Hill on 21 June and Father Murphy and the other rebel leaders were hanged."

    The Wolfetones, Sean South

    Seán South was born in Limerick where he was educated at Sexton Street Christian Brothers School, later working as a clerk in a local wood-importing company called McMahon's. South was a member of a number of organisations including the Gaelic League, Legion of Mary, Clann na Poblachta and Sinn Féin. In Limerick he founded the local branch of Maria Duce {Maria Duce was Founded by the Great Father Denis Fahey},a social Catholic organisation, where he also edited both An Gath and An Giolla. He had received military training as a lieutenant of the Irish army reserve, the LDF which would later become the FCA (An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil or Local Defence Force), before he became a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army.

    South was a dedicated Catholic, being a member of An Réalt (the Irish-speaking chapter of the Legion of Mary)., and a conservative, even by the standards of the day.{Facts that the present marxist gangsters in Ireland would like to ignore}

    On New Year's Day 1957, 14 IRA volunteers crossed the border into County Fermanagh to launch an attack on a joint RUC/B Specials barracks in Brookeborough. During the attack a number of volunteers were injured: two fatally. Fergal O'Hanlon and Seán South died of their wounds as they were making escape. They were carried into an old sandstone barn by their comrades which was later demolished by a British army jeep. The stone from the barn was used to build a memorial at the site. From wikipedia

    Sean South
    Sad are the homes round Garryowen
    Since they lost their joy and pride
    And the banshee cry links every vale
    Around the Shannon side that city of the ancient walls
    The broken treaty stone, undying fame surrounds your name, Sean South from Garryowen

    T'was on a dreary New Years Eve
    As the shades of night came down
    A lorry load of volunteers approached the border town
    There were men from Dublin and from Cork, Fermanagh and Tyrone
    And the leader was a Limerick man - Sean South from Garryowen

    As they moved along the street up to the barracks door
    They scorned the danger they might face
    Their fate taht lay instore
    They were fighting for old Ireland to clim their very own
    And the foremost of that gallant band
    Was South from Garryowen

    But the seargent spied their daring plan
    He spied them trough the door
    The Sten guns and the rifles a hail of death did pour
    And when that awful night had passed
    Two men lay cold a s stone
    There was one from near the border twn and one from Garryowen

    No more wil he hear the seagull's cry
    Over the murmurring Shannon tide
    For he fell beneath a Northern sky brave Hanlon by his side
    They have gone to join that gallant band
    Of Plunkett, Pearse and Tone
    A martyr for old Ireland
    Sean South from Garryowen


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