Ye Rambling Boys Of Pleasure

from by Jarlath Henderson



Ye Rambling Boys of Pleasure

When I was twelve years old, I was gifted a compilation tape that had belonged to my friend’s late father. This song was one of my favorites, my first encounter with the band Planxty and with the singing of Andy Irvine. The song is also linked to Northern singers Sam Henry, Robert Cinnamond and Joe Holmes, though the melody and lyrics are altered, as is the nature with the aural tradition. This beautiful tale of love, change and longing is believed to have formed the basis of W.B. Yates' poem 'Down by the Sally Gardens'.


from Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, track released March 30, 2016
Jarlath: Vocals, guitar
Duncan: Double bass
Hamish: Fender Rhodes Mk I
Innes: Guitar

Phil: Trombone
Bill: Baritone sax
Michael: Flugelhorn



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Jarlath Henderson Glasgow, UK

The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, back in 2003, multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has since won further acclaim in his firebrand partnership with Ross Ainslie. . His hotly-anticipated solo debut, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, launched at Celtic Connections 2016, comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional song. ... more

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