Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Thousands are Sailing sung by Planxty



There are probably hundreds of Irish immigration songs. The Irish Famine drove thousands of immigrants away from Ireland and provided much fodder for this type of song. The Irish spread out all over the world, but often wrote songs about their immigration experiences and the hope to go back home one day.

Planxty is an Irish band that has been comprised of many great Irish musicians. Among them are Donal Lunny, Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, and Liam O'Flynn.