On the Banks of the Lee, The Version I Love

Yesterday I wrote about an Irish love song that I used to play for my rowdy fourth graders. They all loved the song, “On the Banks of the Lee,” perhaps because while it played, their rather odd teacher (me) stayed silent. Whatever their reasoning, we all felt some connection to the song.

I shared a version yesterday that was very sweet and well done, but it didn’t exactly match the rendition my students and I loved so much. I wondered if I could simply record from my cd, but the results of that experiment were less than pleasing.

So, I went searching for the more beloved version online and finally discovered it. This is Clannad, singing their beautifully haunting cover of “On the Banks of the Lee.” I could listen to this for hours. Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/Q8pu8ziEVa0

Peace, people!

Clannad

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

12 thoughts on “On the Banks of the Lee, The Version I Love”

    1. When I first was assigned to that classroom, I wanted to cry. Out of 27 kids, maybe five were girls. And the boys were a handful. Every day I tried something new to get them to focus. One day I put this cd on and said they could listen as long as they did their work. Well, when this song came on, they just stopped and listened. Some of the kids didn’t have the words in English yet to express their feelings, but they were all moved. They asked for it again. And again. It was something we bonded over. Changed the trajectory of the entire year.

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