Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Trad Tuesday - County Down from Danú


Danú is an Irish group that hails from counties Derry, Donegal, Dublin, and Waterford. Lead singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is a Gaelic speaker though the song I picked for today is in English. One of the great regrets I have is from last summer when I was in Dingle. Muireann was playing in a concert there that night and I could have gotten a ticket except our tour bus was headed back to Killarney and I couldn't stay.

County Down is a song written by Tommy Sands, singer and political activist from Northern Ireland. The first two verses of this lovely song are below:
When you're out walking, and there's no one near you
But a voice keeps calling and you hear your name
It's not the leaves or the whispering breezes
It's me that's calling you back again
Oh can you hear me? Oh can you hear me
As you roam through lonely London town?
When evening's falling you'll hear me calling
"Come on home now to the County Down"