I have always been told that my heritage is Scotch-Irish. I don’t know about that, I suspect I am a heins 57 mongrel, but let’s say that the Scotch and Irish cultures has a certain fascination for me. I laid my subsequent interest in the Presbyterian Church (I was raised in a very radically protestant church but went over to the Presbyterian in my early teens) to that influence. It just “felt right” to me from a cultural, social, and attitude aspect.
Imagine my reaction to bagpipes, and the song Danny Boy when a blogster friend of mine under my other non-de-plum put up a version of Danny Boy sang by a 4 year old girl. I decided I had to try to find it with bagpipes.
I like bagpipes, making me a true Scotch-Irish person, I suspect. Anyway, the song I really like best done on pipes is Amazing Grace, but Danny Boy is a song that I think calls out for bagpipes aslo.
Why not enjoy this version of Danny Boy and then listen to a bit of history of how this fameous song came to be.
Enjoy…as your Sunday pick me up.