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Martyrdom of Kevin Barry, MCN, Paddy Lawless.MP3
Location: Carlow County
Another song in praise of Kevin Barry, written by MCN of Borris

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Author: D. Barron
Air: Táim i mo Shuí

Táim i mo Shuí: I am sitting. The pace and complexity of our modern world is often too much for us. The distress and strain of life fragments our sense of wellbeingng; our human nature is dismembered. We…

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You ask me why some people try to be better than the rest
When underneath the fancy clothes we’re all the same undressed;
Big house or farm or costly car, that’s what we call success:
True values lost, and at what cost, in the rat race of…

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Theme: Patriotism, hero, One of a number of songs and poems in honour of Kevin Barry. This version was written by L. McGowan while interned in 1921

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Theme: Fun, with a glimpse of life in the past. Song for fun written by John Hayden telling of the Carlow Farmer's Ball.

Air: MacNamara's Ball

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Location: Carlow south
A famous traditional hero-song written about the 1798 Rebellion. Cornwall was a magistrate based in Myshall.

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Location: Carlow north
Recitation about the Rambling Houses tradition.

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Location: Carlow south
The great storyteller gives a fun recitation about an event from the county, giving a view of traditional work on the farm, as well as some of the mischief!
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