Brendan O’Dowda was one of the song’s main champions and always performed the song with great delight and enthusiasm. Here he introduces the song in an Irish TV documentary before singing the song to the backing of wonderful orchestral accompaniment.The song begins at about 1minute 25 seconds in.
The High Kings brought the song to a new generation with their highly polished stage performances. A foot-tapping performance.
Ronnie Drew recorded the song when pursuing his solo career away from the Dubliners.
New Dublin Voices give the song a different twist with their highly accomplished choral version.
For an old 78 gramophone sound try this version try Peter Dawson.
Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran performed an Irish language version of his smash single Thinking Out Loud on RTÉ 2fm. It was a great gesture from Sheeran to learn his own song in another language – and his performance came after a classic radio prank. Find out more.
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A stunning former schoolhouse in Co Sligo was sold in 2017 and turned into a beautiful home. Take a look inside.
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‘The man who couldn’t be killed’ - firefighter Mike Molloy was an Irish emigrant living in New York in the early 20th century. He was the victim of a consistent series of murder attempts by an insurance fraud gang. Find out more.