Sunday, 10 August 2014


It's a Long Way to Tipperary, the best known song and march of the First World War, was first performed at the Grand Theatre, Stalybridge, on 31 January 1912 by its composer and music hall artist Jack Judge.
Learn more about Judge on the Oxford DNB podcast accessible from

Hear an early and classic performance by John McCormack at and find numerous versions, from marches to jazz to ska, on YouTube.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anne says: "It is well worth listening to McCormack's version of the song for the exceptional photos."