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Danny Boy is Londonderry Air. “Written by angels.” - Elvis Presley. “Hauntingly beautiful.”. Political intentions?. By: Nicholas Pell . “Rescued from oblivion.” - Coleman. The tune:. “Londonderry Air” (c. 1560-1660) Blind harpist named Rory Dall O’Cahan

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danny boy is londonderry air

Danny Boy is Londonderry Air

“Written by angels.”

-Elvis Presley

“Hauntingly beautiful.”

Political intentions?

By: Nicholas Pell

“Rescued from oblivion.”

- Coleman

the tune
The tune:

“Londonderry Air” (c. 1560-1660)

  • Blind harpist named Rory DallO’Cahan
    • Confiscation of family lands and fairy dream by the riverside gave rise to birth of tune

“Aislean an Oigfear” (The young man’s dream)

  • Most closely resembles modern “Danny Boy “
the lyrics
The lyrics:
  • Frederick Whetherly (1848-1929)
    • Radio entertainer
    • Author of “Danny Boy” lyrics
    • Brother-in-law of Margaret Whetherly
      • Moved to Colorado during Gold Rush
        • Acquired copy of Londonderry Air from Australian worker named Percy Grainger
on what
On what:

Harp

Fiddle

Piano

Tin whistle

A cappella

Gavan Ring

modern examples
Modern examples:

Category “M”

Category “C”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqbH-bOTa38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU

what for
What for:

The meaning of and story behind “Londonderry Air” is very controversial

  • Eldest son off to war
    • Drafted by Irish Republican Army (IRA)
    • Maybe Quèbec or India for British army (specifics not provided)
    • Not a note of bloodshed or rebellion
  • Off to the “New World” because of Irish Potato Famine (1845)
    • Never to return to Ireland, the homeland.
left in your wake
Left in your WAKE:
  • “Danny Boy” is a very popular funeral song
    • Lamenting
    • Dreary
    • Aspiration for future reunion
    • Heart-felt
    • Inspirational
mine own examples
Mine own examples:

Tin whistle

Native American Flute

Harmonica

bibliography
Bibliography

PDF FROM JSTOR:

  • 1.) “Londonderry Air” by Coleman, Henry

http://www.jstor.org.dbprox.slcc.edu/stable/908886?&Search=yes&searchText=Londonderry&searchText=Air&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DLondonderry%2BAir%26gw%3Djtx%26acc%3Don%26prq%3DDanny%2BBoy%26Search%3DSearch%26hp%3D25%26wc%3Don&prevSearch=&item=3&ttl=2550&returnArticleService=showFullText

  • 2.) “The Provenance of the ‘Londonderry Air.’”

http://www.jstor.org.dbprox.slcc.edu/stable/3250670?seq=2&Search=yes&searchText=Londonderry&searchText=Air&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DLondonderry%2BAir%26gw%3Djtx%26acc%3Don%26prq%3DDanny%2BBoy%26Search%3DSearch%26hp%3D25%26wc%3Don&prevSearch=&item=1&ttl=2550&returnArticleService=showFullText&resultsServiceName=null

VIDEOS:

  • Muppets’ “Danny Boy”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU

  • Johnny Cash’s “Danny Boy”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqbH-bOTa38

WEBSITE:

  • Legend and History of the song “Danny Boy”

http://h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/A3826136

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