Sunday, January 13, 2008
United Irishman Thomas Russell (The man from God knows where). 'An if he didn't speak well none of us spoke, and we sat till the fire burned low'. I always wondered where my 'oul lad got this saying from.
The second song is about Henry Joy McCracken, the leader of the United Irishmen in Antrim in the Rebellion of 1798. McCracken was a presbyterian and he was captured and then hanged for his role in the rebellion in the north.