Friday, 18 March 2011

Forty Shades of Green

We're reposting this from yesterday as it seems to have become corrupted or something. Just so you know.

Or to be strictly accurate, eight shades of green. To mark St. Patrick's Day I did think about posting one song for each county in Ireland. But there are 32 of the things and some of them are a bit light in the song department - does anyone out there know any songs about Offaly, Carlow or Longford? - so I decided just to give you two for each of the four provinces instead.

Regular readers will not be in the least but surprised to discover that I have used this as an excuse to treat you, yet again, to the mighty Joe Dolan's "Westmeath Bachelor". I'm sure they will be dancing around Joe's statue in Mullingar tonight, or they will if it is back from being repaired.

Anyway, starting from the top and then going clockwise


"The Homes of Donegal" - Paul Brady

"Pretty Little Girl from Omagh" (Tyrone) - Frankie McBride


"Westmeath Bachelor" - Joe Dolan

"Wicklow Hills" - Pierce Turner


"The Old Dungarvan Oak" (Waterford) - Sean Treacy

"Lisdoonvarna" (Clare) - Christy Moore


"Boyle in the County Roscommon" - Hugo Duncan & the Tall Men

"Three Pubs in Bohola" (Mayo) - Kevin Prendergast

And from whichever of those places you start your journey, you shouldn't start from there. Because it's a long way to Tippa Irie (and even further now to Smiley Culture - R.I.P.)

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