Erin’s Green Shore—Trad.
Rambles of Spring—Tommy
Makem, © 1977 The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
A lament of a young maid for the loss of her lover in the siege of
Lament for Limerick—Trad.
A lament for the siege of Limerick in 1691. I learned this version from
the playing of James Kelly
Ned of the Hill
Chnuic)—Trad. Edmund Ryan of the Hill was an Irish earl
by Cromwell after the Battle of the Boyne who stayed in Ireland to
fight the British. Here he sheltered with his old girlfriend. Later a
neighbor killed him while giving him "shelter" for the reward money,
only to find that the reward had just been withdrawn after Edmund had
done an Englishman a service.
Róisín Dubh/ Geaftai Bhaile Bui/ Caoineadh
Uí Dhónail/ Coolin—Trad.
Irish slow airs.
A Stor Mo Chroi—Trad.
air, words by Brian O'Higgins (1882-1949). A stor mo chroi - treasure
of my heart.
Lough Sheelin Eviction—Trad.
Co. Cavan was hard hit by the Great Famine in the mid-nineteenth
century. In the winter of 1847, the local landlord in Mountnugent
parish decided to evict over 200 people. This ballad is based on this
event witnessed by the local Catholic priest.
a broadside ballad ca.1880-1900. Jamie Raeburn is reputed to have been
a baker in Glasgow, sentenced for petty theft and given transportation
This version is from the singing of Niamh Parsons.
Bonnie Irish Maid—Trad.
Denis Murphy’s/ I’ll Tell Me Ma—Trad.
Stone By Dan
Patterson. Johnny spent his childhood just round the corner from
Murphy's shop in Simm's Lane, Ennis. The purpose of the Stone was
protect the gable end of the building from damage from passing
carriages, carts, etc.
Green Grows the Laurel—Trad.
This version is collated from English collections. The tune is from
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