Foggy Dew

"Foggy Dew" by The Wolfe Tones is a traditional Irish folk ballad typically performed in the key of D major. The song's origins date back to the early 20th century, with lyrics written by Canon Charles O'Neill and music adapted from the traditional Irish air "The Banks of Moorlough Shore." The Wolfe Tones, a prominent Irish folk band, recorded a popular rendition of the song in the 1960s, which has since become one of their signature tunes. Interestingly, "Foggy Dew" is a poignant and evocative ballad that recounts the events of the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland, and pays tribute to the Irish rebels who fought for independence. With its haunting melody and powerful lyrics, "Foggy Dew" remains a beloved anthem of Irish nationalism and resistance.