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Galway Bay, song and map

Galway Bay is a significant feature on Ireland’s west coast. It has featured not only on many interesting maps but also in song. Song It was made famous as a song when recorded by the late Bing Crosby during the … Continue reading

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Mary’s a grand old name

For it is Mary, Mary plain as any name can be But with propriety, society will say ‘Marie’ But it was Mary, Mary long before the fashions came And there is something there that sounds so square It’s a grand … Continue reading

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The West’s Awake

A recent addition to the Song and Dance section recalls a stirring rendition by Cathal ÓLoghlen of a nationalistic song,  The west’s awake. His hand-written note and signature are both included on the front cover of a book of ballads, given to the webmaster … Continue reading

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The emigrant’s song

A recent post on History Ireland offers an interesting podcast of discussion on ‘The impact of Irish music on American culture‘ (go to post and podcast>). The post continues: From Ulster Presbyterian emigration in the eighteenth century to the Appalachians and the … Continue reading

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