Going through security at Paris Charles de Gaulle last night, I saw this guy just up ahead who was a ringer for Keith Wood, the former Irish rugby captain. Turns out it was him, and we ended up sitting one seat apart on the plane. We had a fair old conversation about the ongoing controversy over Ireland’s Call. He’d been talking to someone before the match, who’d suggested a song called “The Isle” (I think. I wasn’t taking notes, and it had been a long day and a longer night before) might serve in its place.
I’ve since Googled for it, and can’t find it, but apparently it was written by a northern Irish Quaker. If anyone knows the song, or knows of the song or especially if you have possession of the lyrics, perhaps you could punt them along, or post the below? Other suggested candidates also welcome.