ERIN GO BRAGH

Latest update on 25/07/2009

Artist: John Strachan
Author: traditional
Label: Rounder
Year: 1951

During the Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh. Reissued in the Alan Lomax Collection. Means Ireland Forever. Scottish song (19th century) about a Highland lad mistaken for an Irishman. Irish republican yell during the 1798 uprising. During the war between the US and Mexico (1847), an Irish battalion fought with the (catholic) Mexicans with 'Erin Go Bragh' as a motto on their standard.

Covers:

1968:

Hamish Imlach

1981:

Dick Gaughan [on Handful Of Earth]

1991:

Wolfe Tones [as A Row In The Town]

2002:

Shantalla

2007:

Patrick Street

See also: The Bonny Lass Of Fyvio.

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