Discussion in 'Music' started by Claves.Sancti.Petri, Dec 14, 2012.
Heres my two favorite songs
Theres my second choice in honor of my sisters name. Thought this thread might lighten the mood. A little different from the doom and gloom thread.
I like anything by enya and some christy Moore Ride on would be one of my favourites
Also Sharon Shannon blackbird
Thank you Claves.Sancti.Petri. The first song my father would play on guitar while my mother sang. The second song I hear the melody quite often at church.
Jayneturner, I too like Enya. My sister in law several years ago got me her first two cds. Love the song "Only time".
God bless & thank you both for the memories.
I love anything by Christy Hennessy, may God rest his soul.
Merry Christmas to Padraig and all on "Mother of God" forums
[song originally found by Bilbloat, of "Irish Emgirant Forums"]
Google Enya's version of Silent Night in Irish it's beautiful
Dirty Old Town by the Pogues. I have a soft spot for Enya too. It's good to fall asleep to.
I loved the movie BRAVE! One of the song's lyrics (Into the Open Air) I always think of Jesus when I listen to love songs, and this song really made me think of God's love! The whole soundtrack is great if you like celtic music.
This love it is a distant star- guiding us home where ever we are.
This love it is a burning sun- shining it's light on the things that we've done.
For married folk everywhere
A beautiful song about immigration from a true humble gentleman who has another song called 'Heaven paints her holy mantle blue' !!
Another one from Christy, immigration also but beautiful.
Beautiful songs..makes me think of my mothers home town of Tipperary. Anyway, my favorite one will have to be this one...
I'd post a few of the old rebel songs, but I wouldn't want Padrig getting cross with me
Just beautiful-love Irish Music
Trust you guys to start a thread on my most favourite subject…..
The Irish song that I hold dearest to my heart is a song called “Grace “the song was wrote in memory of Grace a woman who married Joseph Mary Plunkett a few hours before his execution more about that can be found here.
I sang this song by request for many years at parties and weddings and always loved to sing it but for years when I got to the line “I loved so much that I could see His Blood upon the rose” it hit me very hard and to the verge of tears.
I always assumed that the line referred to his comrades but many years later I was clearing my mother’s garage and came across a very old legion of Mary book, I was amazed to find on the inside back cover of the legion of Mary book was this poem wrote by Joseph Mary Plunkett all became crystal clear as to why I always pondered and sang that particular line in the song with so such meaning as it was about Christ suffering….
I see his blood upon the rose
And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but his voice—and carven by his power
Rocks are his written words.
All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.
Joseph Mary Plunkett
Executed During The 1916 Uprising
(b. Nov. 21, 1887 - d. May 4, 1916)
What sort of madness is this, to ask Celtic people about songs and poetry???
There won't be a child washed for days.
I've loved that poem - 'I see His Blood upon the rose' - since my teens. I had no idea it was the same Joseph Plunkett who was executed in Kilmainham after marrying Grace. On a tour of the jail we were shown the tiny chapel where they were married.
I love poetry but for some strange reason this poem came back into my head last night and wouldn't go away:
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:—
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,"
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men."
The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blest,
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
Van Morrison - See Me Through (Just a Closer Walk with Thee)
In honor of mavornen, my beloved Geralyn. I sometimes sing this to her on St. Valentine's Day!
Safe in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
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