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The Fields of Athenry

The Fields of Athenry

The Fields of Athenry is a folk song about the Great Irish Famine, of the 1840s and tells a story through first-person narrative. The song, which was first recorded by Irish ballad singer Danny Doyle, recounts the tale of a prisoner who has been sentenced to transportation to Botany Bay, Australia, for stealing food to feed his starving family.

Irish Musical Instruments


There are a number of musical instruments used by traditional musicians. Many perceive the instruments as being Celtic or Irish in origin. But, truth be told, it seems that the Celts are to musical instruments as magpies are to metallic objects.

Celtic Music Quiz

Drone On by Winnie Czulinski

Author Winnie Czulinski invites you to test your knowledge of Celtic culture.

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