DAWNING OF THE DAY, The

Latest update on 03/06/2019

Artist: John McCormack
Author: traditional
Label: HMV
Year: 1934

Irish title: Fainne Geal an Lae. Original of an original.

Covers:

1934:

Father Sydney MacEwan [Scottish priest & tenor]

1941:

Patrick Kavanagh [the Irish poet joined by a few fellow students and journalists in the offices of The Standard in the heart of Dublin, as On Raglan Road to the tune of The Dawning Of The Day; every self respecting Dub knows this poem by heart]

1960s:

Frank Patterson [as On Raglan Road]

1972:

Dubliners [as Raglan Road; used in film In Bruges]

1988:

Van Morrison & The Chieftains [idem]

1989:

Phil Coulter [idem]

1994:

Martin Simpson [with Jessica Ruby Simpson]

1996:

Sinéad O'Connor [idem]

1997:

Mark Knopfler [on cd Sult, The Spirit Of The Music]

1999:

Joan Osborne [with The Chieftains on their Tears Of Stone project]

2000:

Rowwen Hèze [melody in November]

2006:

Loreena McKennitt [At The Alhambra]

2006:

Young Dubliners

2019:

Dervish [vocal: Vince Gill]

Raglan Road is a street in Dublin 4, close to Penbroke Avenue where Patrick Kavanagh lived for years. The furtive encounter in his poem matches with Van Morrison's years later on Cyprus Avenue in Belfast.

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