Sinead O’Connor has recorded ‘The Foggy Dew’ in honour of the funeral re-enactment of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Dublin, Ireland on 1 August 2015.
O’Donovan Rossa was a renowned leader of the Fenian movement in the 19th Century seeking independence from Britain. His burial in Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery on 1 August, 1915, was one of the largest political funerals in Irish history. 1916 Easter Rising leader Padraig Pearse delivered the funeral oration.
The event is seen as a pivotal moment in Irish history, as several of those who attended went on to take part in the Rising.
The track will be available as a free download from 5 August 2015.