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One Green Hill: Journeys Through Irish Songs

One Green Hill: Journeys Through Irish Songs

John McLaughlin

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A song, history and travel book all in one

2003 1st edition Hardback with dust jacket

Irish ballads are among the most popular in the English speaking world, but they also often generate controversy. However, with little regard for fear or favour, the author tackles head-on songs as politically and diverse as the loyalist favourite Dolly's Brae and the republican anthem Sean South of Garryowen - his aim being to get at what Thomas Davies called the 'gemlike history' contained in the songs.

Included are songs with stories of the Plantation of Ulster, the Battle of the Boyne, the 1798 Rebellion, the Great Famine, the Fenians, the Black and Tans, Ireland's bitter Civil War, the Orange Order and the IRA prior to the eruption of the 'Troubles' in 1969.

The author's voyage of discovery takes us the length and breadth of Ireland, from Cork to Donegal, from Galway to Belfast and Dublin. The book includes an extensive discography.

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Author John McLaughlin
Publisher Beyond Endurance
Publication date 20 Mar 2004
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781900960212

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