Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For What Died the Sons of Roisin

Donovan, or Donovan Leitch as the under 30 crowd likely know him, is a wonderful poet and songwriter. Many associate him with the 60s and the events of that odd decade (in which I grew to be a man in). The reality of Donovan's career is he is still one of the driving forces in the arts to this day among those who like real music and poetry. Donovan is an interesting man in many ways, a Scot and a Celt, who has lived for a very long time in Ireland now and one of the very points of light on the planet. His reading of the poem For What Died the Sons of Roisin, by Luke Kelly is magnificent and never has a poem been so true as this one.

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