Brendan Drummond is a former teacher and writer on music education. He is currently a music examiner for Trinity Guildhall, London.
The melody of ‘Danny Boy’ has its origins in the middle of the nineteenth century in the North of Ireland. An old harper’s melody was collected and embellished to make the air that we know today, but by who? Brendan Drummond explores some of the contemporary theories and uncovers a new European twist to the tale.