My friend Sherwood has been reliving his 2006 trip to Ireland in his blog, and every morning it brings this song to mind. If you're going to get a song stuck in your head, this is a pretty good one. Planxty was a legendary Irish band of the 1970s and I consider it the apex of the ballad movement begun by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Nor am I alone in that assessment.
So hit play, and then open another window and read Sherwood's blog with this as background.