His version is still the one against which every other version is measured – his singing is subtle and sensitive, and his guitar playing is just brilliant. Here’s Paul performing the song live in 1977.
Planxty recorded the song on their album called simply, Planxty.
This video has Andy Irvine singing Arthur McBride at a solo concert, accompanying himself on guitar.
For an English take on the song, take a look at this live version by the brilliant Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick.
People with Irish roots have a great opportunity to start searching their family history for free thanks to ancestry.ie who have made more than ten million records available online. The family tree website has published Catholic Parish Registers dating from 1655 all the way up to 1915. Find out more.
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Great fun - A bride and groom treated their guests to a session of traditional Irish dancing for their first dance as a marriage couple during their wedding reception. Check out the video here.
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