Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Down by the Salley Garden by Maura O'Connell with Karen Matheson

I was recently in Normandy in a little town called Sainte-Mere-Eglise at the WWII Paratroopers Museum where in the background was playing one of my very favorite traditional Celtic songs. The lyrics are by W.B. Yeats. It was set to the tune of The Moorlough Shore in 1909 by Herbert Hughes. 
It has been sung and recorded by many individuals and groups, but one of my favorites is this Trans-Atlantic Sessions version done by Maura O'Connell and accompanied by Karen Matheson.