Ralph McTell – From Clare To Here

This poignant song is about the scourge of emigration that has afflicted the people of Ireland. So many people have been forced from their homes to foreign climes, over centuries and up to the present day, because of the greed, deceit, cowardice and incompetence of too many of our fellow country men and women.

Anyone who has sat in a pub, far from Erin’s Green Isle and listened to this song, will understand the sadness that often accompanies their prolonged stay in another country. Sunshine and money are nice, but ultimately they are no substitution for Ireland, the greatest place on earth.