ERIN GO BRAGH

Created on 12/01/2009
Latest update on 03/09/2021

Artist: Flanagan Brothers
Author: Peadar Kearney
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1927

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:

1951:

John Strachan [during the Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh; reissued in the Alan Lomax Collection]

1968:

Hamish Imlach

1969:

Wolfe Tones [and in '91 as A Row In The Town]

1981:

Dick Gaughan [on Handful Of Earth]

2002:

Shantalla

2007:

Patrick Street

See also: The Bonny Lass Of Fyvio.

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