Elvis and The Fighting Irish – (#707)
In this episode of the Letter from Ireland podcast we look at the place the humble Irish club called the "shillelagh" has in Irish history and tradition. Also, did you know that the ancestors of a very special singer came from a little village called "Shillelagh" - or did they?
In this episode of the Letter from Ireland podcast we look at the place the humble Irish club called the “shillelagh” has in Irish history and tradition. Also, did you know that Shillelagh is also a place?The ancestors of a very special singer came from those parts – or did they? Lots of LOVELY Irish music also…
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And the following music:
- “With my Shillelagh Under me Arm” – performed by Bing Crosby.
- “The Rocky Road to Dublin” – performed by The High Kings.
- “Danny Boy” – performed by Elvis Presley.
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