WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, THE

Latest update on 07/12/2010

Artist: Peter J. Conlon
Author: Robert Dwyer Joyce
Label: Columbia
Year: 1917

As a reel; accordion solo with piano. Song about the Irish rebellion of 1798, when both Catholics and Protestants fought British colonialism but lost. Leaving the grave of his true love, who was shot by the enemy, a young rebel seeks revenge.

Covers:

1926:

O'Leary's Irish Minstrels

1944:

Paul Sweeney [fiddler from Belfast]

1947:

Nellie Walsh [vocal version]

1950s:

Sarah Makem [mother of Tommy Makem of Clancy Brothers fame; reissued on Topic series The Voice Of The People (Vol. 8)]

1956:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

1965:

Martin Carthy

1975:

David Bromberg

1975:

Silly Wizard

1977:

Guy Carawan

1977:

John McCutcheon [title track lp]

1978:

Chieftains

1985:

Bela Fleck

1993:

Dead Can Dance

1997:

Solas

1998:

Richard Stevens & Irish Philharmonic Orch. [on Who Fears To Speak - Comoradh '98]

2000:

Dolores Keane

2010:

Loreena McKennitt [album title track]

Gave its title to Ken Loach's film, landing him the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival '06.

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