Sunday, August 30, 2020:
A Message from Stephanie Abrams about our theme music:
The song, “The Irish Jaunting Car,” dates back to before the American Civil War. The Irish jaunting car was a one-horse carriage and jaunting referred to making the horse prance a bit during the ride. My very good friend, Derek Warfield, and the very talented Young Wolfe Tones, have given us permission to use their recording of The Irish Jaunting Car as a “gift of love” for which we are very grateful! You’ll find that song on their newest album, “Last Man Standing.” That fabulous banjo playing you’ll hear when you click on the play button below, is provided by Demaris Woods, an exceptionally talented and world-renowned banjo artist.
Below is the full rendition of Derek Warfield & The Young Wolf Tones performing, “The Irish Jaunting Car.” Have a listen and raise your spirits!
Patsy O’Kane, former owner of Beech Hill Country House, Derry, Northern Ireland
Jimmy Deenihan, former Minister of Irish Government, famous former Irish Footballer who has unique insights into the life and works of John Hume and the effect of the Troubles and the Good Friday Agreement on those who live on the island that is Ireland.