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Danny Boy - The Ballad That Bewitched the World

An exploration of the enduring appeal of Danny Boy, now over one hundred years old. With contributions from Gabriel Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Brian Kennedy and Barry McGuigan.

How did an obscure Irish melody become one of the greatest songs of all time, recorded by music's biggest names? One hundred years after 'Danny Boy' was first published, the true story of its astonishing past is uncovered, while contributors including Gabriel Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Brian Kennedy and Barry McGuigan explain its enduring appeal and what it has come to symbolise.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 31 Dec 2014 19:00

Danny Boy 'Moments'

In Danny Boy - The Ballad that Bewitched the World we follow the history and development of the timeless song Danny Boy. It is a song that seems to mean something unique to each person and here are some memories of the song that have been shared with us.

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Patricia Moore
Director James Maycock
Executive Producer Justin Binding

Broadcasts

  • Mon 11 Nov 2013 22:35
  • Sun 1 Dec 2013 20:00
  • Mon 2 Dec 2013 02:55
  • Sun 16 Mar 2014 19:00
  • Sun 13 Apr 2014 19:00
  • Sun 13 Apr 2014 23:30
  • Wed 31 Dec 2014 19:00