The Limavady Air

As a travelling fiddler played away
A local lady, Miss Jane Ross, copied
An air to be later miss-named as 'The
Derry Air' or 'The Londonderry Air'...
But when coupled with the lyrics of
'Danny Boy' was immortalised by the
Human heart...

An Irish gift to the human race via a
Local fiddler named Jimmy McCurry.
Who, perhaps, was unaware that the
Air he played, allegedly, came via a
Dream of an O’ Cahan baptized as Rory.
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Liam Ó Comáin

An Irish poet now living in Derry City but originally from Limavady in County Derry in the north of the Island. more…

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