Thursday, August 16, 2007

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.


1 comment:

Sherwood Harrington said...

I tried doing what you suggest, Mike, but it was really hard trying to read the words through the tears. It's a good thing I already knew what they say.

That is so lovely, Mike. Thank you.