For Open Mic this week I have gone for something a little different. I have been known to play some folk music, but one of our pub musicians sings this song when she comes and I get to play guitar for her.
I am not sure if I had heard The Fields of Athenry previously, but it seems to be very popular in Ireland and also with Celtic fans. It is the story of a young man who is deported to Australia for stealing corn during the Great Irish Famine in the 19th century. It is not a really old song as it was written in the 1970s.
I hope you enjoy my rendition. I am not aware that I am at all Irish, but some great music comes from the Emerald Isle.
I played this on my Taylor guitar that was paid for with Steem earnings.
Here are the Ireland soccer fans singing it at a match.
Update: Youtube managed to detect that this is not an original song. Their screens for assigning copyright are a horrible mess. I don't mind not making anything from it through them as I never made anything there anyway.
The geeky guitarist and facilitator of the 10K Minnows Project.