If ever there was a man born to sing this song it has to be Paddy Reilly, formerly of the Dubliners. Here he does a fine version, not too sentimental but he still brings out the sense of nostalgia the song conjures up so well.
Brendan O’Dowda probably did more than anyone to popularise the songs of Percy French. This is his excellent version of Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff.
Foster and Allen recorded this popular version.
Irish singer Louise Morrissey, formerly of The Morriseys Folk Group, recorded this version after turning solo.
The choral group Canticle recorded this distinctive version featuring strong harmonies.