Oh Danny Boy

The song, Danny Boy, has been in my head a lot this week, so I thought I’d share a few good performances of it here.

Often associated with Irish diaspora, Danny Boy was actually written by an Englishman, Frederic Weatherly, back in 1913.  The song itself was originally written to another tune three years earlier, but he changed the melody to be based on Londonderry Air after receiving a copy of it from his sister-in-law.

If you’ve seen the movie, Memphis Belle, (Or love Harry Connick, Jr.) you’ll easily recognize this big band version, but be warned.  You’ll also have chills when DB Sweeney appears as that part was also left in this youtube video.

I like this version with the King’s Singers

Over the summer I came across this beautiful version by soprano, Charlotte Hoather, (who also happens to be the first person to follow my blog!)

And because we’re in the middle of NCAA football season, it seems only right to include the Ohio State University Marching Band, a.k.a. The Best Damn Band In The Land, playing Danny Boy at this year’s Buckeye Invitational.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 - Heather

2 responses

  1. A great rendition of the song and a great film as well. Continued success to you in your singing!
    Regards and blessings


    1. Thanks for commenting, Jim! As much as I appreciate the sentiment, you would never (ever) want to hear me sing. Charlotte’s the singer and her version of Danny Boy is beautiful, isn’t it? :-)

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