Drunken Sailor – Balve Cage

“Drunken Sailor” is a sea shanty, also known as “What Shall We Do with a/the Drunken Sailor”.

The shanty was sung to accompany certain work tasks aboard sailing ships, especially those that required a bright walking pace. It is believed to originate in the early 19th century or before, during a period when ships’ crews, especially those of military vessels, were sufficiently large to permit hauling a rope whilst simply marching along the deck. With the advent of merchant packet and clipper ships and their smaller crews, which required different working methods, use of the shanty appears to have declined or shifted to other, minor tasks. (Wikipedia)

Also know as drunken sailer bij the Irish Rovers

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Irish hardshoe step dancing on tabletop @ Balver Höhle

Irish hardshoe step dancing from Noor and Jarno on our wooden table top.

David Myles going crazy on the Scottish bagpipes a set of Scottish reels he calls ‘kweetniet Set: The Crooked Bridge – Brenda Stubbert’s- Jenny Dang the Weaver – Itchy Fingers – McArthur’s Road.

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Cooley’s Reel – The Maid behind the Bar – Whiskey in the Jar @ Balver Höhle

“Whiskey in the Jar” is a well-known Irish traditional song, set in the southern mountains of Ireland, often with specific mention of counties Cork and Kerry, as well as Fenit, a village in County Kerry. The song is about a Rapparee (Highwayman), who is betrayed by his wife or lover, and is one of the most widely performed traditional Irish songs. It has been recorded by numerous professional artists since the 1950s.

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The Kid on the Mountain with Irish hardshoe dance @ Balver Höhle

Rapalje performs The Kid on the Mountain slip jig with Irish hardshoe dance for Noor and Jarno at Balver Hoehle (Höhle)

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Now on YouTube: Home is where my friends are @ Balver Höhle

Home Is Where My Friends Are – Pride of Petravore by Rapalje celtic folk music: I’d like to introduce you to the band that’s playing. Song written by William from Rapalje

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Now on YouTube: Ride On – Irish Folk & Celtic Music Balver Höhle

This Irish ballad song Ride On is written Jimmy McCarthy and sung by many artists like Christy Moore, Cruachan, Celtic Woman, Celtic Thunder and many others.

Rapalje is performing “Ride On” at The Balver Höhle: The Balve Cave is the biggest cultural cave in Europe. It is located in Balve, Germany. And every year the Festspiele Balver Höhle organization is presenting the Balver Höhle Irish folk & Celtic Music Festival.

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