Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Dubliners - Building up and tearing england down

One of the great ballads of the Irish construction workers who went to England after the war although they had been going since 1798 I believe. This one was written by Dominic Behan and is as good as it gets. Noting some of the comments on youtube from Michael Dineen and Colin Lowe on Barney McKenna playing "Off to California" as a hornpipe. Quality tenor banjo Mr Lowe described it as. Barney McKenna is buried in St Loman's in Trim not far from poet Tommy Murray. With thanks to dubliner 85 who loaded.

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