This is CLASS – Tommy Makem sings a beautiful song called Gentle Annie but leads into it with a marvellous poem by Patrick Kavanagh. It is called “Raglan Road”. Tommy’s introduction tells the story but his recitation weaves the wonder. A powerful piece. Enjoy! May Tommy rest in peace.
The singer Luke Kelly, R.I.P., of The Dubliners is credited with singing Raglan Road in the way everyone else can only hope to imitate. We’ve heard Tommy Makem recite it and now we could do worse than listen to Luke sing Kavanagh’s words. Yeah … I like this Poem/Song!