The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem are perhaps the performers most closely associated with The Old Woman from Wexford.
Old Woman from Wexford
Lyrics and chords
Their recording certainly helped to bring the song to a new audience during the folk revival of the 1960s.
Clancy Brothers & Robbie O’Connell in this concert performance.
Irish Ramblers foot-tapping version.
Those other giants of Irish folk music, The Dubliners, also did a great version.
Seamus Ennis, the legendary singer and folk song collector recorded this unaccompanied version of The Old Woman of Wexford, under the alternative title of Marrow Bones.
The Canadian folk rock group The Fables gave the song a more modern feel with this version.