Today marks the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Easter Rising. A militarily hopeless venture, it was easily crushed by the British. Yet, astonishingly, this doomed quixotic episode began the events that within five years would bring to an end in most of Ireland of almost a thousand years of English rule. On Easter Monday April
Something for the weekend. Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men). Tomorrow marks the hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin which set in motion the chain of events leading to Irish independence. Shortly before the Rising this song was written by Peadar Kearney. He would go on to fight in the Irish War of Independence.
Something for the weekend: The Foggy Dew, written by Canon Charles O’Neill, a parish priest, in 1919 and set to the tune of a popular love song. We are just a bit over two months before the centennial commemoration of the Easter Rising in Ireland on April 24, 1916. A militarily hopeless venture, it was easily crushed by the British.
Something for the weekend. The Clancy Brothers pay tribute to the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin which, although completely unsuccessful, started a chain of events which led to Irish independence, the dream of Irish men and women for centuries. The songs featured are Legion of the Rearguard, the Foggy Dew and God Bless England.