Bonny Portmore

This one is a surprise for a friend, she’s expecting a songย from me (does that negate the surprise? Hm). One of my favorite Irish traditional folk songs. I am trying to do my best Loreena McKennitt impression. I hope it passes. ๐Ÿ™‚

This song has an interesting history. As you can read a little here, “it laments the demise of Ireland’s old oak forests,ย specifically theย Great Oak of Portmoreย or theย Portmore Ornament Tree, which fell in a windstorm in 1760 and was subsequently used forย shipbuildingย and other purposes.” [Wikipedia]

It’s a beautiful song. And the harmonium is perfect here as it does a great job of its own impression, that of a bagpipe. I could almost see myself there in Ireland. Someday.

So this is dedicated to my friend, and all my other friends who identify with this song, or Ireland, or Loreena — and it’s dedicated to our planet who needs us now more than ever.




28 thoughts on “Bonny Portmore

  1. Nice!! The Irish blame the English for everything, including the fact that there aren’t many dense forests left. So somehow I imagine they caused the wind storm in 1760! I fly over tomorrow! โ˜˜๏ธ

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      1. It’s a 50/50 possibility. There is a bus strike currently which will restrict my movement and I will be on the West coast whereas he’s on the east. We shall see if obstacles can be overcome but I’m not hopeful!

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    1. Thanks, Mr. Cake. And that is something I don’t know much about, but Meg has commented on England being blamed for everything. It is not part of the European History I minored in, but I am interested in Irish politics. I even took an entire semester on the subject. Studied Sinn Fein and the IRA a fair amount. I’m watching the current happenings over there with interest.

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      1. Omg….yes…I did miss that. I don’t know how but damn!!! Of course I love it…you know I would. It’s wonderful. Those stories live in my heart. But you know that already. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ thank you for pointing it out.

        Goodnight, Beautiful Lady. ๐Ÿ’™

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