For many people, the song will always be associated with Luke Kelly and the Dubliners who may be said to have produced the definitive version.
Rocky Road to Dublin
Lyrics and Chords
Their interpretation was used over a fighting scene and the end credits of the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film directed by Guy Ritchie.
Ritchie is a keen fan of Irish music and can perform many folk songs to his own guitar accompaniment.
Other performances of the Rocky Road
The rocky Road to Dublin is a hard song to perform but many major performers have produced excellent versions. The London-Irish band The Pogues reinterpreted the song for a new generation of Irish music fans.
The Dropkick Murphys have added their inimitable style. The Kelly Family and the Chieftains gave the song a gentler feel.
The Chieftains also performed the song with the Rolling Stones , which must rank as one of music’s most unlikely pairings.
Listen and enjoy The High Kings
Kevin McCormack‘s version