Down by the Sally Gardens has been recorded by a surprisingly wide range of performers including Irish folk singers, opera singers and pop stars.
The Irish light opera singer John McCormick was one of the first people to record the song, It was also recorded by Kathleen Ferrier, and James Galway has covered it as a flute instrumental.
Traditional performers like Clannad and Orla Fallon have also recorded it as well as pop stars like Marianne Faithfull.
Here’s the version by Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy.
A beautiful version by Orla Fallon.
Here’s Clannad with their version.