Danny Boy - 100th Anniversary!

The song's melody was first heard in Ireland in the streets of Limavady, county Londonderry where it was known as the Londonderry Air. In 1910, Frederic Weatherly composed the lyrics to this beautiful melody. In 1913, the song was published making this the 100th Anniversary Celebration. The city of Derry-Londonderry, UK is holding a huge musical extravaganza called "Music City" the weekend of June 21st to celebrate the occasion. Free live performances everywhere with a mass singing/recording of the legendary song. 

This was one of the first songs I learned in high school voice lessons with Robert Owen Jones of Muskingum University (retired). This recording is dedicated to Mr. Jones with my highest admiration.




 

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