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Published on Aug 17, 2013
A rarely heard, full traditional version of Skibbereen, focussing on a conversation between a young son and his father.
Known as the grandaddy of all Irish famine songs actually written in that era, Skibbereen is a town in Co. Cork, Ireland. The facts are well documented in newspapers and journals of the day. Eviction, starvation, disease, bodies at the side of the road, the scenes were horrific. This full version of Skibbereen is traditional, and is sung by Mike O'Laughlin. It can be found on the album "Irish Song: Traditional & Sean Nós". also available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolau...