Ah, the ould Orange Flute!

It must have been about Christmas 1980 or 1981, but it was one of the most memorable radio shows I can recall. Tommy Sands had a bunch of politicos in, each of them to do a turn. David Cook, an Englishman and the first non Unionist Mayor of Belfast was on, as was Gerry Fitt. Ian Paisley told some yarn or other. But it was Arch Bishop Tomas O’Fiaich’s rendition of “The Ould Orange Flute” I remember with the greatest clarity. On this Patrick’s Day, Susie Bright brings it back to life. And thanks for the link Susie!!

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