“Beyond” in the sense of time and space: of time, because the repertoire also includes more recent pieces than the typically traditional ones, which date back to the period from the Middle Ages to the 1800s, and of space, because it includes some forays into nearby England and in more distant California and New Zealand, lands where many Irish emigrated.
Pier Luca Montessoro
Vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, Irish bouzouki, mandolin
Vocals, keyboards, flutes
Drums and percussion
The traditional song “Molly Malone” is the unofficial anthem of the city of Dublin, dedicated to a figure of dubious historical existence, a young fishwife from the village of Howth, north of Dublin, who died at a young age. The original legend from the 1600s tells of a woman who alternated her profession as a fishmonger with that of a prostitute. Molly Malone's day is celebrated in Dublin on 13 June.
Galway is an Irish city famous for being the capital of festivals. With this song the American songwriter Steve Earle tells his meeting in Galway with a beautiful girl with black hair and blue eyes.