The Holy Ground landmark recordings

The Holy Ground was rediscovered by a new generation during the folk revival of the 1960s.

The Holy Ground
Lyrics and Chords

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem probably did more than anyone else to make the song popular all across the world. Their version is high spirited, infectious and performed with a great sense of style.

The High Kings, of course, have a direct connection with the Clancy Brothers through singer Finbarr Clancy, who is the son of Bobby Clancy and the nephew of the three brothers, Tom, Paddy and Liam.

In this video, Finbarr pays tribute to his famous uncles, and then he and The High Kings sing the Holy Ground while wearing the famous Aran sweaters that became the trademark of The Clancy Brothers.

The Dubliners were the other founding fathers of the Irish folk music revival. Here, with Luke Kelly on vocals, they perform a typically rousing performance of The Holy Ground.

The Holy Ground us usually performed as a raucous singalong sea shanty but it doesn’t have to be like that. The song has a more sensitive side.

Irish singer Mary Black shows just how beautiful it can sound when slowed down and sung as a tender ballad. Take a listen. This is totally different.

The Holy Ground
The Holy Ground Videos
Lyrics and Chords

Did you know?

Why does Ireland have such a high percentage of red-haired people compared to the rest of the Western world? Is it from the Celts or could the Vikings be responsible? Find out more.

Have you heard about…

An Irish bride performed beautiful rendition of the song ‘The Prayer’ at her wedding – and returned from her honeymoon to find that the video had gone viral. Find out more.

What about this…

‘The most dangerous woman in America’ – ‘Mother Jones’ was an Irish emigrant who fought for worker’s rights, believing that working men should be able to earn enough money from a hard day’s work to provide for their families. Her efforts landed her in court, where the prosecution labelled her the ‘most dangerous woman in America’. Find out more.

Personalised framed prints

Illuminated Letters

Stunning Illuminated Letters based on the ancient Book of Kells

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.