Killkelly Ireland

Tom McDonald
12/01/14 12:54:36AM

My cover of the well-known tune by Steven and Peter Jones.

I've recorded several takes over the past few months, and finally have one that I can release. That said, its still a work in progress, with some muddled words and hitches where I momentarily forgot the lyrics. The cheesy "old movie" effect helps to hide the jump cuts. I''ll have to re-do it sometime.

From Wikipedia: The Jones brothers based the song on letters from their great-great-grandfather, Brian Hunt, to his son John, their great-grandfather. As Brian was illiterate, the letters were actually written by dictation to the local schoolmaster, Patrick McNamara, who had been a friend of John's.

Here is a link to the actual letters, plus McNamara's diary .