CARRICKFERGUS (DO BHí BEAN UASAL)

Created on 29/01/2006
Latest update on 30/10/2018

Artist: Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia
Year: 1964

On their album The First Hurrah. With a slightly different melody, Dominic Behan (Brendan's brother) sang it in 1961 as The Kerry Boat Song on his album The Irish Rover.

Covers:

1967:

Tinkers [hit IRE]

1969:

Ceoltóiri Chualann & Seán Ó Sé [as Do Bhí Bean Uasal in Dublin's Gaiety Theatre, a performance boosting Irish traditional music in general and The Chieftains in particular; with Paddy Moloney on Uilleann pipes; title means: There Was A Lady; seems this lady stayed behind while the singer crossed the ocean (or the Irish Sea), making it some Ulster-type The Water Is Wide; words from an 18th century macaronic ballad sheet, where verses in Irish (Gaelic) and English intertwine; The melody as we know it is probably not older than the 1960s, when Irish traditional music revived around institutions as Comhaltas Ceoltóií Eireann, first established in Mullingar (Co. Westmeath), later in Dun Laoghaire (south Dublin) (see also: My Lagan Love)]

1969:

Joe Dassin [as Mon village du bout du monde]

1974:

Chieftains

1975:

Dubliners

1978:

Bryan Ferry

1983:

De Danann

1986:

Jim McCann

1988:

Van Morrison & The Chieftains

1989:

Joan Baez

1996:

Kadril

1996:

Brian Kennedy

1998:

Irish Tenors

2004:

Sheoda

2005:

Lasairfhiona Ni Chonaola [as An Gleanntan Uaigneach; learned it from her grandmother]

2009:

Ronan Keating

Carrickfergus is a place in Northern Ireland north of Belfast, known for a Norman fortification, build ca. 1200 to control all naval traffic to and from Belfast, with success.

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