Mudcat Café message #1240721 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2053   Message #1240721
Posted By: GUEST,Lark
05-Aug-04 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry (Pete St.John)
Subject: RE: Origins: Fields of Athenry
I wonder how many Americans have posted on this thread... I heard this song for the first time at a Dropkick Murphys concert in Boston, surrounded by those very same "sweaty punks" and figured chances were slim that the Murphys were the composers! I am in a university a-capella group that sings (badly) Irish music (after a few too many drinks) at the top of our lungs, but I was unfamiliar with Athenry. Quite a controversy surrounding it! I'll have to do a tad more research before I dare introduce the song to the rest of the crew. Is the general consensus that Trevelyan was assistant-secretary to the treasury?