Delta Jazz Sydney Australia
David Ridyard -Soprano Saxophone
Chris Gildersleeve - Tenor Banjo
Gary Kohrmann - Double Bass
Bev Baychek - Vocal
Recorded at Lane Cove Bowling Club, Sydney, Australia, on 4th July 2018
Produced by Chris Gildersleeve
"Galway Bay" is the name of at least two different songs.
The first, "(My Own Dear) Galway Bay", is traditionally more popular and known in the Galway Bay area. The second song is more popular outside Ireland. The second is the song presented by Delta Jazz.
Galway Bay was written by Arthur Colahan in Leicester in 1947 and was popularised by Bing Crosby. Crosby recorded the song on November 27, 1947 and changed some of the lyrics so as to be less political. It became a huge hit around the world with Irish emigrants and reached the No. 3 position in the Billboard charts in the U.S. Crosby recorded the song again in 1966 and it appears on the album A Little Bit of Irish.
Ruby Murray included the song on her album When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1955).
The copyright of this version is held by Box and Cox Publications of London. A humorous version was created by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. A reference of note to Colahan's song is in The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York". Chloë Agnew of Celtic Woman also covered the song in the group's show Songs from the Heart.