Wednesday, November 30, 2011

O'Carolan Song

This song is about the great composer Turlough O'Carolan.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Neil Gow's Lament for his Second Wife

The great Scottish composer who lived from 1727 until 1807.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Bold Tenant Farmer

The Bold Tenant Farmer's Cottage Ballinascarty
The inspiration for the lyrics of the song The Bold Tenant Farmer, this cottage in Ballinascarty was the home of Dan Walsh [1841 - 1906], and his wife Mary [1855 - 1932]. They were among the first who offered passive resistance to the unjust demands of the Landlords' agents, by organising the first "Boycott". The word boycott entered the English language during the Irish "Land War" and is derived from the name of Captain Charles Boycott, the estate agent of an absentee landlord, the Earl Erne, in County Mayo, Ireland, who was subject to social ostracism organized by the Irish Land League in 1880 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

White Orange and Green

A  rebel song from Ireland

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tatther Jack Walsh

A dance used in the fairytale "The Lad with the Goat-skin"