The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9501   Message #61828
Posted By: Liam's Brother
07-Mar-99 - 10:30 PM
Thread Name: Songs of emigration
Subject: RE: Songs of emmigration
As someone who has actually immigrated to America twice, this is a group of songs very dear to my heart and I keep hearing great ones all the time.

Although it's been done 1,000,000,000 times or more, "Spancil Hill," particularly when you know the story behind the song, still stands out as a great one. "Edward Connors" is another. The older, local version of "The Shamrock Shore" (later "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore") sung around Inishowen is a fine song. The fact is, there are so, so many.

Among modern songs, I like "Slip Jigs and Reels" as well as any.

All the best,
Dan Milner