Raglan Road is a well-known Irish song. It was originally a poem by Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh (first published around 1946). It was put to music by Luke Kelly in the early 1970s. Kelly used the tune from an old Irish traditional song called “The Dawning of the Day”, or Fáinne Geal an Lae as it was originally published (by Edward Walsh in 1847).
There’s many versions of this song out there to pick from for inspiration. While I don’t really like how Van Morrison seemed to detour quite a bit from the original, I couldn’t help listening to it.
However, I stuck closer to the original, but a lot faster than Kelly’s version.
You will see from the video here I had a little help on the whistle for this version. Xander knew I was struggling and offered to help out. 😁
Even though I’m legit Irish, I still seem to make an effort to look extra Irish in my Irish music videos. Haha.