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Which Danny Boy?

This song is pretty much a secular anthem for the Irish, but it has a fascinating history. The tune is an ancient traditional tune, Londonderry Air, which I always thought was a rather strange title, London derriere, which annoys Irish people no end, but it’s not my fault it’s a mondegreen. It is said the … Continue reading

Songs About Dying

Songs About Dying

This is not a maudlin post, but some of  the great songs come under this category. If you peruse the titles of folk blues and country it is an incredibly common topic. It’s the one thing we can’t escape, so as the rain continues to poor and the Redland May Fair has been cancelled for … Continue reading