Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sunday Night is... Down by the Sally Gardens

There is no shortage of recordings of this, but the best one on YouTube, the one with Maura O'Connell and Karen Matheson is not embeddable. So this is the old recording by John McCormack with a classical piano arrangement behind him...

Yeats sweetened an older song he heard sung. This is sweet. With pretty pictures. But the Maura O'Connell goes straight to the gut. Find her here.

But then there is the Britten arrangement too, also rather lovely, in a slightly more self-conscious way.

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