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.
An Irish schoolteacher has created a brilliant YouTube video explaining the history of Ireland in just six minutes. It’s brilliantly done and makes learning both fun and engaging for children and also adults. Find out more.
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