Sunday 30 December 2012
Tune of the Day: The Green Glens of Antrim
Irish folk song
This beautiful waltz-time song was written by Kenneth North sometime before 1950, and has been covered by nearly every Irish band since. The lyrics tell of a traveler who has left Ulster and longs to return to the beautiful scenery of the glens (valleys) and to one particular person that he left behind. The Nine Glens that radiate from the Antrim Plateau to the coast are an area of outstanding natural beauty and are a major tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.
Thanks to Michael for suggesting this tune!