Fields Of Athenry: “This Is Not A Rugby Song.”


It’s about the famine, apparently.

“It tells a story of the famine,” says the song’s author Pete st John. “If people want to hang other things on The Fields of Athenry, that’s their business. It was never my intention . . . and I hate it.”

Blimey. Next they’ll be saying Molly Malone is about a prostitute who dies of consumption.

Celebrating A ‘Song For The People’ (Irish Times)

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