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On Raglan Road: Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them

By Gerard Hanberry


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This lively collection uncovers for the first time how great Irish love songs came to be, and includes engaging biographies of the songwriters and their muses. This is for anyone who ever wondered who the ‘Galway Girl’ was, or if there was a real-life ‘Nancy Spain’. Learn the often surprising, sometimes bittersweet but always absorbing stories of the real women who inspired some of the world’s finest love songs.

  • Book Format: Hardback
  • Published: 2016
  • Dimensions: 210 x 138 mm
  • Number of pages: 264
  • ISBN: 9781848892873
  • Illustrations note: B&W photos,
Very worthwhile book.
Thoroughly enjoyable and insightful read.
Lively collection … important reference book for future generations of Irish musicologists.
Great idea for a book.

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