23 December: The Irish Rovers: Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake

Published December 23, 2021

We enjoy the occasional cautionary tale in the Advent Calendar, and today it comes courtesy of The Irish Rovers and their 1999 recording of 'Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake'. According to my admittedly superficial research, the song itself seems to date back to at least the 1880s, and was written by one C. Frank Horn. Anyway, sounds like this particular Christmas cake is best avoided. The lyrics are here if you want to ascertain exactly why.

Listen to 'Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake' here.

Or listen on Spotify, where I've created a playlist for this year's Advent Calendar.

The Spotify playlist for all the previous Advent Calendars is here. Note: The playlist is incomplete, as some of my calendar selections are just too obscure for Spotify.











The Irish Rovers offer a cautionary tale of a particular Christmas cake.

Advent Calendar 2021