SHH Releases The Fields of Athenry for St. Patrick's Day

Type of post: Choral A Cappella news item
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Posted By: Don Staffin
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, Mar 17 2021
Somerset Hills Harmony is pleased to present the finale of our two part virtual St. Patrick's Day Celebration: "The Fields of Athenry". In November, Faith Rizzuto - one of our soprano singers - discovered this song on YouTube and suggested that it could work a cappella. 

We decided to make it one of our "small group projects".  As we learned more about this beautiful Irish ballad written by Pete St. John in 1979, we discovered that it is essentially the second national anthem of Ireland.  It can be heard at sporting events, in pubs, at fairs, etc. The chorus fell in love with the song, and we ultimately ended up with 30 tracks for our virtual performance.

We wish you a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, and hope that the luck of the Irish stays with you for the rest of the year.