What do you think about this artist?
Nov 04 2014 by Music agent
Gracen Gragg: I've listened to every version of this song I can find and this is without
a doubt, the most beautiful,touching version I have ever heard. What a
Tula Smith: This voice moves my soul more than anything I have ever heard. What a
voice, what a talent and what a loss to the world. I wish there were more
songs to hear, but, if there could only be one...I am happy it is this one.
userstk: The best rendition of this beautiful song I've heard. Just beautiful.
It bugs me though that I can't quite decipher one line of the lyrics toward
the end. After "And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be", what exactly is
he singing. I heard "For you will bend and tell me that you love me", or
"If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me" in other versions, but it
doesn't seem to match either in this case. It sounds like 'For I shall ...
that you love me" but I can't quite make it out. Could anyone tell me?
I'm just curious - when you like something, you know, you wanna know
everything about it :)
Otis Bromley: This is one of my favoret Irish songs, and video is awesome.
ch0okz1: A beautiful and touching memory to have of your father. He must have been
an exceptional gentleman in the true sense of the word. Thank you for
sharing this with us.
m.b. mccormick: This has been one of the best renditions of the song I have ever to have
had the pleasure of hearing. Your father was a magnificent singer. His
rendition of the song gave me goosebumps.
texreb66: Absolutely heart wrenching. The way it should be sung. God Bless your Da
Naroutolover: may your father est in peace too
emy601000: how sensitive and beautiful sung. Also my beloved sister was in love with
the eternal beauty and trought of this song. Hope they already have met in
heaven. The love for them never passes away.
Aaron O'Roarty: Thank you very much
GeneMcNutt: An incredible singer.!!! Magnificent.!!! He makes it seem like a real
message, and brings it to your heart like no one else I've ever heard..
Aaron O'Roarty: Thank you, you are so kind, he was an amazing man a true gentleman
allan connochie: completely collected by her; or whether she changed it. Some have claimed
it is at least partly based on a tune collected from an Irish fiddler
called Denis O' Hampsey in the 18thC. So that is the generally excepted
brief history of the tune. If you are claiming it as Scottish then when was
it first published in Scotland and by whom - or who of note has claimed it
as Scottish and on what basis?
allan connochie: Weatherly wasn't American. He was an English songwriter and lived and died
in England. The tune which is Irish was sent to him by a relative in the US
and he fitted it to the words which he'd written several years earlier.
MzzB1946: I love this song, but your father's version of it is exceptionally lovely.
He sings it just as it should be sung and it fills me with tears to hear
him. If he's anything like my mother, he is close when you are listening to
him sing. Thank you for sharing this.
Thundergee: fantastic voice, am a higgins born in scotland, but my father raised me in
irish ways..i actually had to sing danny boy, in a village in philippines,
i got a standing ovation, but ur fathers way of singing is brilliant...the
irish tri-colour flies over a beautiful part of davao city..and the locals
now sing danny boy on karaoke...love to your family xxx
Fayeusen: tears** Just loved this version.. May he rest in peace. You could be proud
:D:D:D really.. BEAUTIFUL. -Norway-
Agares: There will hardly be a man who can sing this song better than your dad.
Splendid piece of classics by a brilliant passionate man. God bless you.
Green Manelishi: Gle mhath.
ttoflea: You were truly blessed to have such a gifted father, dear sir. His melodic
expressions are quite tender and sweet, are as meet for the song as one
might ever find, and my heart keens to Mr. O'Roarty's most reverent passion
for this classic. I am sorry I only now discovered your father and - alas -
shall never be graced with a chance to hear him in person. I also would
like to extend my sympathy for your loss, and say I feel your loss
poignantly, as I lost my dear sweet mother in 2007, in May.
harmesy37: A keepsake for ever, Beautiful
Daniel Atkins: That is the most beautiful song I have ever heard and I really can't stop
crying. I am right there with you my friend. Dedicated to my father and
grandfather. Thankyou so much for putting your dads wonderful song on here
it truely means a lot. God bless him
canikickittt: i was looking for the right version of this song for me, and when i was
brought to tears by the first verse, i knew this was the one. thank you so
much, your father had a beautiful voice. my condolences.
Aaron O'Roarty: Happy Birthday Dad! Miss you so much!
Naroutolover: I feel bad for you your father is dead but I know how you feel for my
great-grandfather wanted this to be played at his funeral. Beatiful but sad
your father was very talented at singing you have my regards... I miss my
bean shapedhorror: What an extraordinary voice. If you are whizzing over renditions give this
Macangusagain: Would love to have heard him in person,I have never heard the song sung
with more emotion-passion -feeling-love, yes I sure as hell would have
loved to listen to him, a very sweet tribute indeed .
scooshlebush: sung from the heart,with conviction and soul! may god take his soul into
heaven and he will forever rest in peace god bless
allan connochie: @850ovlov what proof have you got that it is Scottish? As far as I know it
was sent to Weatherly and described as an old Irish tune!
David Barry: that's newtown cove in tramore,county waterford
Aaron O'Roarty: I'm sorry about your grandfather may he rest in peace.
phatpete49: Well done Aaron- a beautiful tribute. May he rest in peace, and party with
GabriellaVirredici: Beautiful. ~Gabriella♥
850ovlov: @gaconnochie the tune is actually Scottish and called Londonderry Air, the
song was written in New York by Weatherly and originally called Eily Dear
later to be modified and used by the British to recruit the Irish into the
hyeresman: This version brings tears to my eyes and I'm stunned by the perfection of
it, there is a spiritual magic here, what a fantastic singer that puts so
many others to shame, I hope that there may be a CD of his work available
so that his name & talent will not be lost
Katie Sharp: Your father had allot of talent. My condolences.
cmlavita .: Most beautiful song(Danny Boy) I ever heard ! any other song did your
father sang before he passed away ? Nobody sang ' Danny Boy ' like your
father did !!! Thank you and God bless !
Nordic Healer: I have listened to this song sung by many artists and choirs but this
version tonight reduced me to the deepest, most inscrutible tears which
unexpectedly and suddenly overcame all composure....sigh... This man sings
it with such Heart-felt Conviction, such Depth of Emotion, that it's clear
the song has become part of the very fiber of his Being... and he sings it
for a special friend. The Irish countryside scenes also add even more
dimensions and beauty to the whole. Thank you for posting...
Carol Z: This is beautiful. I love this song and the photos and the singing are
wonderful. Thank you so much!
Aaron O'Roarty: thank you so much
jkschlomer: If I need a good cry, which cleanses the soul, I know where to go, to this
version of Dannyboy I have one grandson named Daniel Fion, and he is the
apple of my eye. His Mom is from County Clare, and we are very close, I
have cared for him since he was an infant, all 5 years of age, my precious
allan connochie: @850ovlov The tune wasn't actually called the Londonderry Air until nearer
the end of the 19thC quite a while after it was first published and
presumably if it was traditional a long time after it was written.
allan connochie: @850ovlov But to claim it as Scottish there must be at least something to
go on? Something to suggest it is Scottish? The history of the tune is
easily enough found on the web. It was one of the tunes supposedly
collected by Jane Ross of Limavady to George Petrie of "The Society for the
Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland" and first printed
in the "The Ancient Music of Ireland" in 1855 under the title "anonymous
air". There seems to be some debate as to whether it is a tune
Pablo Marchenay: Best interpretation...very impressive and intense. Thanks from France !
tro55: this is very beautiful. i do not understand the words, but this music
speaks to me (sorry if one can not understand my english, i german am =)in
another way so much. Just wonderfull. Danke aus Deutschland (thanks from
Theresa Harrison: my mam sang this song all the time to us when we were weans...i sang it to
my weans and i hope theyll sing it to theyre weans. Ur lucky to have have
this recording of ur da singing it so beautifully...i wish i could hear ma
mam sing it again :( warm thoughts to u n urs for ur loss x
ttoflea: Having now listened three times, I will say Mr. O'Roarty has risen to the
top ranks in my book, and more for his soulful, tender-sweet treatment. I'm
sure he was a wonderful man, for it clearly shows in his song..
alan todd: Hi Aaron, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Back in the
60s he was known as Colin Dale and i was the Bass guitarist in the backing
trio (The Boston Movement) the name came from the Pianist Joe Boston,. We
had some riotous times i have to tell you! Although i never met you, i
remember he had a daughter called Donna(?) and his girlfriend at that time
was Diane. If you can get an email address to me i have some recordings i
could send you. Regards, Al Todd
Jim Vaughn: It's peace....The video is great. I love his singing.
Do you know the lyrics for this song?