Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Scattering

As Irishfest winds down, enjoy Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans performing the classic "Foggy Dew."

Or the Dubliners and the Pogues collaborating on "The Irish Rover."

There are probably more people that think the "Whiskey in the Jar" is a song "by" Thin Lizzy or Metallica, than know it is a traditional Irish folk song of many variations. Here's U2 performing it live (and, following, I think the Thin Lizzy version which was a big hit in Ireland):

And, finally, because I said I would, here are my favorite misguided - but loveable -Fenians singing the politically naive (and somewhat didactic) "James Connolly:"


apexcutter said...

Ahhhh, Sunday music on S&S. Now the weekend is complete, and I am ready to face Monday morning.

Anonymous said...

FYI...Ronnie Drew of the Dubliners passed away in the past couple of days...

The Bog Trotter