Are these two melodies / tunes the same??
Here’s an auditory puzzle - are these two following melodies / tunes the same??
First up, the well known and very fine (though hackneyed some might say) Raglan Road by Luke Kelly. Apparently sung to the march tune known as the Dawning of the Day or Fáinne Geal an Lae.
Second, the aforesaid Fáinne Geal an Lae sung by Iarla O’Lionaird and becoming better known perhaps due to increased exposure. The march tune version recorded by Liam O’Flynn some years ago, popularised now by Steve Cooney I think.
Clearly the languages & lyrics are quite different. But are they the same melody, I ask your experienced ears. No tricks here, just an opinion sought :)