Danny Boy and the Music and Songs of Ulster (#734)

In this episode we take a musical trip around the nine counties of Ulster: Derry (Londonderry), Antrim, Down, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. Alongside the immortal "Danny Boy", we feature at least one tune or song from each of the counties.

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Danny Boy and the Music and Songs of Ulster (#734)

In this episode we take a musical trip around the nine counties of Ulster: Derry (Londonderry), Antrim, Down, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. Alongside the immortal “Danny Boy”, we feature at least one tune or song from each of the counties. I refer to a map while talking – and you can see that map below the episode. This episode of the Letter from Ireland podcast was based on an earlier Irish Heritage Radio show we broadcast only to Green Room members in 2020. Enjoy!

The counties within the province of Ulster – nine counties shown below outlined in red and mentioned in this episode:

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The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

Music Featured in this Show:

The following music was played in this show:

  • “Home to Donegal” performed by Daniel O’Donnell
  • “Thíos chois na trá domh” – performed by Clannad
  • “Danny Boy” – performed by Eva Cassidy
  • “Carrickfergus” – performed by Jim McCann
  • “My Lagan Love” – performed by Lisa Hannigan and The Chieftains
  • “Star of the County Down” – performed by Van Morrison and The Chieftains
  • “Boys from the County Armagh” – performed by Bridie Gallagher
  • “The Monaghan Jig” – performed by Dé Dannaan
  • “The Town of Ballybay” – performed by Paddy Reilly
  • “Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff” – performed by Brendan O’Dowda
  • “The Enniskillen Dragoon” – performed by The Furey Brothers
  • “Old Arboe” – performed by Foster and Allen

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