This version of The Galway Shawl is by The Dubliners, featuring some scenic views of Galway.
Danny Quinn performs live to a guitar accompaniment.
This version from Johnny McEvoy.
For a totally different take on the song, this is Cerys Matthews who was formerly lead singer with Welsh band, Catatonia. She combines Galway Shawl with the Catatonia hit, Strange Glue. This performance was recorded live for Irish television.
Despite funerals being the saddest of occasions, they often produce wonderfully warm and life-affirming poems and blessings. The Irish have a great tradition for funeral poems and blessings. Find out more.