Ballina based singer Gerry Guthrie’s New Release – The Wild Colonial Boy” taken from a forthcoming new album, Gerry is also looking forward his annual weekend, details to be announced soon.
Gerry has been fronting his own Country Band for the past number of years and has become one of Irelands top country artists. Gerry’s success has lead him too tour extensively throughout Ireland, England and Scotland.
.”The Wild Colonial Boy” is a traditional anonymous Irish/Australian Ballad. The original was about an Irish emigrant who became a convict, then a bushranger and was eventually shot dead by police. The Irish version is about a Jack Duggan, young emigrant who left the town of Castlemaine, Co. Kerry Ireland, for Australia in the early 19th century. According to the song, he spent his time “robbing from the rich to feed the poor”. In the song, Duggan is fatally wounded in an ambush when he is shot in the heart by Fitzroy.
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