Why Am I Giving Away This Unique Recording of 'Oh Danny Boy' for FREE?

Andy RogersHi There,

Andy Rogers here.

Let me tell you the story behind this version of 'Oh Danny Boy' and why I'm giving it away for FREE.

I’ve started using a NEW unique version of Oh Danny Boy as part of my set when I play with my band A Perfect Stone.

To be honest I was becoming a little jaded with a lot of the traditional Irish songs that we somtimes are expected to play and in the case of Oh Danny Boy I hadn't even been using it at all because I had gotten overly familiar with the traditional arrangement. 

Kind of like an old friend that you take for granted!

That was until I started playing around with a different arrangement and using a different chord pattern and rhythm that caught the attention of my ears again.

For me it became fresh and contemporary but still retains the recognizable melody of the original.

Interestingly, the author was an English lawyer, Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929), who was also a songwriter and radio entertainer. In 1910 he wrote the words and music for an unsuccessful song he called Danny Boy.

In 1912 his sister-in-law in America sent him a tune called the Londonderry, or Derry Air which was composed just 15 minutes from where I live. He immediately noticed that the melody was perfectly fitted to his Danny Boy lyrics, and published a revised version of the song in 1913.

As far as is known, Weatherly never set foot in Ireland - it's a funny old world!

So, why am I giving it away for FREE?

I haven't yet included the recording on an album (which I would have to charge for) but in the meantime I want to get it out there because many folks are looking for a fresh version of the song.

(Of course it also helps people discover my other music too!)

So this little project will get this guitar version of Oh Danny Boy out to you and others quickly without having to buy it.

I've set myself a target of getting 10,000 folks to download their own free copy.

When you've downloaded your own copy I'll even show you how you (or a charity or non-profit) could even get paid for sharing it with your friends.

Grab Your FREE Copy Now!

Here's what you get...

Free song mp3Free Oh Danny Boy Song mp3

chord charts
Free Song Words & Guitar Chord Charts

To download your free mp3 of this version of Oh Danny Boy with the extras just fill in the form above and I’ll take you to the download link.



P.S. Just so as you know, I take your privacy very seriously - your email address stays with me & no-one else.

I hate spam too!

Andy RogersWho on Earth is Andy Rogers Anyway?

A singer/songwriter with recordings on the EMI/Kingsway record label and an artist on their original ‘New Celts’ album (along with Robin Mark, Brian Houston & Joanne Hogg). 

It's also the same label that has recorded some of the spiritual material for the likes of Moya Brennan and others.

His style has been described as ‘Ethno-Celt’ - a mix of acoustic ethnic sounds fused with contemporary musical sensibilities.

Andy formed the musician's collective known as A Perfect Stone.

'A Perfect Stone' is a pool of talented musicians who are passionate about the music they have been gifted with. Some are full-time professionals some are 'musos' with day jobs, but the important thing is they take you with their music.

The line up varies depending on gig or session but commonly includes: Djembe, Bodhran, Cello, Violin, Guitars and vocals. It's not uncommon to also hear Didgeridoo, Keyboards and lots of percussion stuff that shakes, rattles, tinkles, scratches and more.

You can book them here!


Questions? Comments? Need support? andy[at]andy-rogers[dot]com