Here are The High Kings rousing performance accompanied by bag-pipers.
Celtic Woman performance of The Parting Glass starts with one voice, then more vocals add harmony, then instruments come in, one by one, culminating in a crescendo finish with orchestra, choir, and bagpipes.
Here’s The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makems’ version.
Here’s The Dubliners’ version.
Bob Dylan’s The Restless Farewell (from his album The Times They Are A Changing) is a reworking of The Parting Glass. Dylan starts at 30 seconds in.
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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‘If weather forecasters were more honest’ - a hilarious video imagines what Irish weather forecast would sound like if the presenter was a bit less cheerful and a bit more honest. Find out more.