When Luke Kelly was asked what song he'd liked to be
for he picked Bunclody. The Dubliners were on tour in the
South East and ended up in Enniscourty.
In the afternoon, the lads
had little to do while waiting around for the show
so they went to the pub beside the bridge in Enniscourty.
They were playing a few
songs just to pass the time away. There
was just the one other customer in the pub.
Luke says, he was a very
well dressed gentleman and he stood there listening to
us play. ''Very Nice'' , he said after the Dubliners
had sang a few songs,
but do you mind if I sing a song
myself ?. The lads expected a tenor voice something
like John McCormack, but he had a beautiful soft voice
and he sang a song that none
of us had ever heard before
, a beautiful song. We were mesmerised by that. This
was a real example of colecting a song without expecting to collect.
Bunclody became one of Luke's favorite songs. When he sang
it in Bunclody he dedicated
it to the man who sang it
in the pub on the bridge who was a local School master named Michael