My Lagan Love
The English lyrics have been credited to Joseph Campbell (1879–1944, AKA Seosamh MacCathmhaoil and Joseph McCahill, among others). Campbell was a Belfast man whose grandparents came from the Irish-speaking area of Flurrybridge, South Armagh. He started collecting songs in County Antrim. In 1904 he began a collaboration with composer Herbert Hughes. Together, they collected traditional airs from the remote parts of County Donegal. While on holidays in Donegal, Hughes had learned the air from Proinseas mac Suibhne, who had learned it from his father Seaghan mac Suibhne, who in turn had learned it fifty years previously.
The Lagan referred to in the title most likely pertains to the area of good farming land between Donegal and Derry known in Irish as An Lagán. The Lagan is the river that runs through Belfast. However, some argue that the Lagan in the song refers to a stream that empties into Lough Swilly in County Donegal, not far from where Herbert Hughes collected the song.
- 1910: John McCormack
- 1953: Margaret Barry on I Sang Through the Fairs (The Alan Lomax Portrait Series)
- 1966: Pete Seeger on God Bless the Grass as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by Richard Farina
- 1968: Richard Farina & Mimi Farina as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by himself adapted on the album Memories
- 1968: Emmet Spiceland on The First
- 1969: 2nd take of Fairport Convention including Sandy Denny as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by Richard Farina adapted on ”Liege and Lief
- 1969: 4th take of Fairport Convention including Sandy Denny as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by Richard Farina adapted on Who Knows Where the Time Goes? and on Liege and Lief
- 1972: Sandy Denny on Sandy as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by Richard Farina
- 1976: Horslips on The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony (instrumental)
- 1977: Bob McGrath on Sleepytime Bird
- 1983: Trevor Lucas as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by Richard Farina adapted on Sandy Denny & Trevor Lucas: The Attic Tracks Vol. 4: Together Again
- 1985: Mimi Farina on Solo as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by Richard Farina
- 1985: Kate Bush, with new, original lyrics as the second B-side track to the 12" version of her single "Cloudbusting", and later as a bonus track on the 1997 remastered edition of her album Hounds of Love
- 1987: Vermilion Sands on Water Blue
- 1987: Gene Parsons on Gene Parsons & Meridian Green: Birds of a Feather as "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", with lyrics by Richard Farina
- 1988: Van Morrison and The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat
- 1990: Meg Davis on The Claddagh Walk
- 1994: Jean Redpath on Jean Redpath
- 1995: Caroline Lavelle on Spirit as "Lagan Love"
- 1997: James Galway and Phil Coulter on "Legends"
- 1998: Charlotte Church on Voice of an Angel
- 1998: Pentangle on Passe Avant
- 1999: Carol Noonan on her recording Carol Noonan / Self-Titled as "Lagan Love"
- 2001: Roger McGuinn on Treasures from the Folk Den, as "Pete's Song", with lyrics by Pete Seeger
- 2002: Sinéad O'Connor on Sean-Nós Nua
- 2003: Anuna on Invocation
- 2004: Sharon Knight on Song of the Sea.
- 2005: The Corrs on Home
- 2009: Celtic Woman on Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart
- 2010: Fionnuala Sherry on Songs From Before
- 2011: Celtic Thunder on Storm
- 2011: Lone Raven/Kara Markley on Flight to the Hinterlands
- 2012: Lisa Hannigan and The Chieftains on The Chieftains: Voice of Ages
- 2012: Niopha Keegan on lead vocals with The Unthanks on The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
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- Norah Saunders, 1988. Joseph Campbell: Poet & Nationalist 1879-1944, a Critical Biography
- A Song for Ireland.
- John A. McLaughlin: One Green Hill, 2003. Beyond the Pale, Belfast. ISBN 978-1-900960-21-2.