Irish sadness in song

Dave revisiting an old topic, the Irish depth of soulfulness. I’m reading a book called The Imortal Irishman, this phrase just stung me, ‘ the shredding of a nation, one in four gone by emigration or starvation. The former would never forget; the latter would never be forgotten. That burden of memory was never heavier’. That lays out the connection to the sources of sadness..