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Ireland in Songs and Ballads

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Ireland in Songs and Ballads

Ireland in Songs and Ballads

stories and articles by Sarah McQuaid, music setting by John Canning

Superbly well-written and lavishly illustrated with period photos from every county in Ireland, this unique treasury explores the origins and inspirations for over 50 classic songs: "The Black Velvet Band," "Carrickfergus," "The Dawning of the Day," "The Last Rose of Summer," "The Mountains of Mourne," "The Shores of Amerikay," more. Stories of the Famine, the Irish in America, street ballads, patriotic songs, ancient airs, and more, give you a real sense of where these songs came from. Melody and lyrics with chord symbols. Hardcover. Recommended. This is a really gorgeous book. 111 pp.
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  • Bantry Bay
  • Bard of Armagh, The
  • Black Velvet Band, The
  • Boolavogue
  • Bould Thady Quill
  • Carrickfergus
  • Cliffs of Dooneen, The
  • Come Back Paddy Reilly
  • Connemara Cradle Song, The
  • Curragh of Kildare, The
  • Danny Boy
  • Dawning of the Day, The
  • Dear Little Shamrock, The
  • Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • Fields of Athenry, The
  • Flower of Sweet Strabane, The
  • Follow Me Up to Carlow
  • Galway Races, The
  • Garden Where the Praties Grow, The
  • Harp That Once, The
  • Homes of Donegal, The
  • Irish Emigrant, The
  • Irish Rover, The
  • Kelly of Killane
  • Kerry Dance, The
  • Last Rose of Summer, The
  • Leaving of Liverpool, The
  • Love Thee Dearest
  • Mary From Dungloe
  • Moon Behind the Hill, The
  • Mountains of Mourne, The
  • My Own Dear Galway Bay
  • O'Donnell Abu
  • Oft in the Stilly Night
  • Queen of Connemara, The
  • Raglan Road
  • Rocks of Bawn, The
  • Roddy McCorley
  • Rose of Tralee, The
  • Sally Gardens, The
  • Shores of Amerikay, The
  • Skibbereen
  • Slievenamon
  • Snowy Breasted Pearl, The
  • Spinning Wheel, The
  • Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door, The
  • Teddy O'Neill
  • Waxies' Dargle, The
  • Wearing of the Green, The
  • Wild Colonial Boy, The
  • Wild Rover, The
  • Wren Boys' Song, The

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