Friends

04 March 2010

The Derry Air

I always feel nostalgic when I hear The Derry Air, otherwise known as Danny Boy. It was my father's favourite piece of music so I thought I'd share it and My Dad with my friends.
It is played by the ever popular Phil Coulter.





11 comments:

Uncle Bernard (KD) said...

Beautiful.....and in Stereo?
(Only joking as it appears twice on my screen at the moment)
Cheers....Bernard

subby said...

I wish this old PC would accept a flash-player! Can't see a thing!!

Teacher's Pet said...

Val...We have a hymn in our hymnal with this tune....and it is one of my all time favorites! This always makes me misty-eyed. Thank you for posting a song close to my heart..and I'm happy to know that it is one of your Dad's. The video that accompanies it is beautiful. To walk where he walks...stand where he stands....sit....and drinnk in the peace that surrounds him....that would be such a blessing to me.
You know that I wipe my eyes...
Yes, you know that, my friend.
Love,
Jackie

Kath said...

My Father in law is called Dan and when his sister sang this at his 60th birthday, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Brian Miller said...

it left me feeling light...really enjoyed it and the vid that went with it...

Akelamalu said...

I love this song, it was my grandmother's favourite too. My youngest son is called Danny. :)

Bernie said...

I love this song and it is so appropiate for this time of year. My parents also loved it and I think of them both every time I hear it......:-) Hugs

tattytiara said...

I didn't know the proper name of it was The Derry Air. It is a beautiful song.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Valerie:)

Greetings:)

Very interesting song. I enjoyed it. Many thanks for sharing.

I am sure your dad must be feeling extrememly happy in heaven to hear this song played on your blog and also for remembering him.

Have a nice day Valerie:)
Joseph

Blogaire said...

It is such a peaceful, tranquil tune Valerie, but ironically it started life as a World War 1 recruiting song, well the Danny Boy version anyway.
Phil Coulter has some lovely compilation CD's, very relaxing music. (He also once wrote hit songs for the Bay City Rollers).
Have a nice weekend.

Realliveman said...

Nice blog. Great videos. I will be back for more!