Is This The Best Memorial For an Irish Ancestor? (#743)

In this episode we look at two types of storyteller - the "bard" who composes songs to honour the deeds and exploits of the great among us and the storyteller who was immortalised in the book "The Tailor and Ansty". With plenty of Irish music along the way!

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Is This The Best Memorial For an Irish Ancestor? (#743)

In this episode we look at two types of storyteller. First, we have the “bard” who composes songs to honour the deeds and exploits of the great (and not so great) among us. In this case, a certain gentleman called “Thady Quill” had a song composed in his honour which has lived on long past himself.

We then move on to a storyteller who was immortalised in the book “The Tailor and Ansty”. With plenty of Irish music and song to keep things lively along the way from the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Enjoy!

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  • “Wild Mountain Thyme” performed by The Clancy Brother and Tommy Makem.
  • “The Bold Thady Quill” performed by The Clancy Brother and Tommy Makem.
  • “Journeys End” performed by Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy.

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