The Dubliners - Molly Malone


The Dubliners
Song Name: Molly Malone
By: The Dubliners ( The Dubliners )
Country: Ireland
Song Local Name: Molly Malone
Album: 15 Years On
Link to buy: Not available
Genre: Irish folk music , folk music of Ireland , traditional music of Ireland
Date Added: 22 Aug 2019
Yuri Bonilha
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Molly Malone by The Dubliners is part of folk music tradition in/by Ireland. Folk Music of Ireland is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Molly Malone (or folk music of Ireland), other than checking Ireland you can also check music of England and Scotland. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

The Dubliners were an Irish folk band founded in Dublin in 1962 as The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group after its founding member; they subsequently renamed themselves The Dubliners. The line-up saw many changes over their fifty-year career, but the group's success was centred on lead singers Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew. The band garnered international success with their lively Irish folk songs, traditional street ballads and instrumentals.

Molly Malone is a popular folk song which was first published in London in 1884. When it was published, it was said to be written and composed by James Yorkston from Edinburgh. The music to the song was arranged by Edmund Forman. It was also published in Cambridge, Massachusetts around the same time. It still remains a little unclear as to who actually wrote the song... and when?

The song is set in Dublin, Ireland, and tells the story of a beautiful girl who was a fishmonger by the name of Molly Malone. She sells her wares on the streets of Dublin, and dies of a fever at a young age. The song is also known as 'Cockles and Mussels', or 'In Dublin's Fair City'.

In Dublin, Molly Malone is so popular that it has become its unofficial anthem, celebrating the 13th June as Molly Malone Day. The statue of Molly was erected for Dublin's first millenium in 1988, and lies in Grafton St, Dublin.

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