THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY
AND OTHER IRISH SONGS OF WAR & REBELLION
Presented here are 27 of Ireland’s most beloved ballads of war and rebellion, written by some of the island’s greatest poets and balladeers. Covering nearly 300 years of Ireland’s turbulent history, from the Desmond Rebellions to the Fenian Uprising, these proud songs are proof that a people’s spirit is not so easily broken, no matter the adversity or foe. This 177-page volume features a plot summary, brief history, list of selected recordings, and definitions of words to know for each ballad. NOW AVAILABLE in paperback!