Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chris Thile - Sweet Afton by Robert Burns

A beautiful rendition. The Scottish influence on Dundalk in County Louth is shown by the cigarette brand 'Sweet Afton' which was manufactured there for many years, and the packaging and advertising for which has images of Robert Burns. Some of this is in display in Dundalk County Museum. Burns' sister Agnes lived there, and her cottage still stands at Stephenstown Pond.