Tune of the Day: The Wexford Carol
“The Wexford Carol” is one of the oldest extant carols in the European tradition, dating back to the 12th century. It is also known as “The Enniscorthy Carol”, as it was originally collected by organist and folklorist William Grattan Ford in Enniscorthy, a town in Ireland's County Wexford,
Traditions abound concerning this song. For many years, it was felt that only men should sing it. It was only at the current revival of all things Irish that this attitude changed. Many popular female artists, such as Loreena McKennit, recorded the “The Wexford Carol” during the 1990s.
Thanks to Ben for suggesting this carol!