The folk music of Ireland (also known as Irish
traditional music, Irish trad, Irish folk music, and
other variants) is the generic term for music that has
been created in various genres in Ireland.
Historically much old-time music of the USA grew out of
the music of Ireland, England and Scotland, as a result
of cultural diffusion. By the 1970s Irish traditional
music was again influencing music in the USA and
further afield in Australia and Europe. It has
occasionally been fused with rock and roll, punk rock
and other genres, as in certain recordings of Horslips,
Thin Lizzy, The Corrs, The Chieftains, Enya, Clannad,
Riverdance, and Van Morrison.
"Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" is a traditional Irish
folksong about immigration from an anonymous artist.
The English Lyrics read:
From Derry quai we sailed away
On the 23rd of May
We were taken on board by a pleasant crew
Bound for Americay
Fresh water there we did take on
Five thousand gallons or more
In case we'd run short going to NewYork
Far away from the Shamrock shore.
. . .
Although this work was originally written for Folk
Instruments & Voice, I created this arrangement for
Celtic or Concert (Pedal) Harp.