Sunday, November 23, 2008

Danny Boy

A whole book on Londonderry Air!

By Malachy McCourt.

Padded with (among other things) a chronology of Ireland.

But stretching to 141 pages. Including a few blank ones. For $18.95.

Cleverly written. But full of typos. And this doozy of a sentence:

Born in Derry, the oldest of nine children, the song has special meaning to Heaney.

Barbra Streisand comes off badly. She refused to sing Danny Boy to Liam Neeson, And her name is spelled Barbara.