The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8538   Message #53231
Posted By: Teru
10-Jan-99 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: James Connolly / Lochnagar
Subject: James Connolly / Lochnagar
I have two CDs in which "James Connolly" is recorded. (A song begins with "A great crowd had gathered outside of Kilmainham".) The song is in DT as James Connolly (2). The tune of this song is somewhat similar to that of Dark Lochnagar, a Scottish song. Is there any connection between the two songs? I have a book "The Easter Rising in Song and Ballad" which contains James Connolly, but the book doesn't say anything about a writer or a composer of this song. According to my CDs the song is "traditional". As the words were written after 1916, if it is traditional, the tune must be traditional. Does anybody know more about this song?