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.
Paul Sweeney [fiddler from Belfast]
Nellie Walsh [vocal version]
Sarah Makem [mother of Tommy Makem of Clancy Brothers fame; reissued on Topic series The Voice Of The People (Vol. 8)]
John McCutcheon [title track lp]
Richard Stevens & Irish Philharmonic Orch. [on Who Fears To Speak - Comoradh '98]
Loreena McKennitt [album title track]
Gave its title to Ken Loach's film, landing him the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival '06.