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Danny The Brave Heart by John O'Reilly

This arrangement of two Irish folk songs is dedicated to the memory of Danny Pearl, the Wall Street journalist who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by Islamic Militants in February 2002. The choice of Danny Boy is an obvious one. The arranger, John O’Reilly, always thinks of Danny when he hears this tune since Mr. O’Reilly’s daughter was very close to Danny during their high school years. Danny was a violinist and he loved to play fiddle music. The Wearin’ of the Green is in the style Danny enjoyed and the lyrics of the song relate to the struggle of the Irish people as they defied the British oppression.

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