Tuesday, 17 March 2015

St Patrick's Day: Vielle ville de merde - Gilles Servat

A cracking celtic tune for St Patrick's Day with a French version of Dirty old Town, under the title Vielle ville de merde,  by Breton singer Gilles Servat.

Servat's got a voice that makes his version of the song sounds as authentic as any version by Shane MacGowan and the Pogues.

The song was originally written by Ewan MacColl, and popularised by both The Dubliners and The Pogues.

Servat's version appeared on his 1996 album Sur les quais de Dublin, a collection that saw him interpret this and other Irish songs including The Foggy Dew along with his own work, with Irish musicians.

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