Galway Bay and the Music and Songs of Connaught (#744)

In this special musical edition of the Letter from Ireland podcast, we take a tour around the five counties - Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon - of the Irish province of Connaught with plenty of history and stories along the way.

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Galway Bay and the Music and Songs of Connaught (#744)

Welcome to this special musical edition of the Letter from Ireland podcast. We take a tour around the five counties – Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon – of the Irish province of Connaught. We have chosen two songs/pieces of music from each County with plenty of history and stories along the way. We hope you enjoy them very much!

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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:

  • “Galway Bay” performed by Dolores Keane.
  • “Fields of Athenry” performed by Paddy Reilly.
  • “Kilkelly, Ireland” performed by Robbie O’Connell.
  • “The Green and Red of Mayo” performed by The Saw Doctors.
  • “The Trip to Sligo” performed by The Chieftains.
  • “Down by the Sally Gardens” performed by Maura O’Connell.
  • “Lovely Leitrim” performed by Larry Cunningham.
  • “Leitrim Fancy” performed by John Whelan.
  • “Where the River Shannon Flows” performed by John McCormack.
  • “The Roscommon Song” performed by Shane Moore.

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