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Thread #166037   Message #3989394
Posted By: Thompson
26-Apr-19 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: Ireland's Favourite Folk Song
Subject: RE: Ireland's Favourite Folk Song
Final list:

On Raglan Road (poem by Patrick Kavanagh set to traditional air Fáinne Gheal an Lae)
The Green Fields of France (ie No Man's Land by Eric Bogle)
A Rainy Night in Soho (The Pogues)
The Foggy Dew (by Canon Charles O’Neill)
The Town I Loved So Well (by Phil Coulter)
Óró Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile (by PH Pearse)
Danny Boy (by Frederick Weatherly)
The Parting Glass (Scottish traditional)
Rocky Road to Dublin (DK Gavan)
Only A Woman's Heart (Eleanor McEvoy)

I'd lay good money on The Town I Loved So Well being voted in, given the rage and indignation over the shooting dead of young Derry journalist Lyra McKee last week in Derry (the town she herself called Legendary).