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.
See also: The Bonny Lass Of Fyvio.