Sinéad breathes new life into this Irish rebel song as she gives it a Reggae beat. It is so good to see internationally acclaimed Irish artists not forgetting their Irish heritage and being able to successfully bring our traditional Gaelic language ballads onto a world stage. Comhghairdeas, mo cailín deas!
Originally a Jacobean ballad for Bonnie Prince Charlie, the song was rewritten by Padraig Pearse, the leader of the 1916 Irish Rebellion, in homage to Grainne Mhaol (Grace O'Malley) the famous 16th century Irish pirate queen. It also featured prominently as a republican marching tune in that fantastic film on the War of Independence and its aftermath- 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley'
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