Kevin Barry Commemorative Set

Kevin Barry Commemorative Set

Kevin Barry Commemorative Set

  • Gold commemorative and sterling silver ingot honouring one of Ireland’s bravest young men
  • Struck to the highest Proof quality finish
  • Presented together in a bespoke display box with a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Type: Single
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Barry's family undertook their own research in the 1920s but were only able to determine that it was the work of an unnamed Irish emigrant then living in Glasgow. The melody was taken from a sea shanty called ‘Rolling Home to Dear Old Ireland’.

‘Kevin Barry’ is still one of Ireland’s most popular and most widely performed songs, and it has been recorded by such artists as the Wolfe Tones, the Clancy Brothers, the Dubliners and Christy Moore. The great African-American singer and activist Paul Roberson recorded it in the 1950s and the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen performed his own interpretation in concert in Dublin some 20 years later.

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Specifications
Metal:
9 carat Gold
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
4 grams
Diameter:
28mm
Year of Issue:
2014