Oh danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. For all its popularity, the most requested "Irish" song and its origins still remain an enigma. Is it even Irish? Did the song initially grace the Irish countryside as teh winsome ballad of an itinerant piper, or did it first take form as a blind musician's bow danced across the strings of a fiddle? Travel with best-selling author Malachy McCourt on his journey for the truth as he interviews musicologists, historians, academics, celebrities, and Irish icons. Join the expedition and trace the complex evolution and enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore.
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