Discussion in 'Music' started by Claves.Sancti.Petri, Dec 14, 2012.
My favourite Beautiful song
But so sad too.
God bless him! You can feel the struggle...
I love. Owen Mac
When I hear Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) I tear up every time. Goes right to the heart of me.
Bean Phaidin, one of my favourite Irish songs, has shocking lyrics but there's something about the rhythm that appeals to me. It's about a woman wishing she was married to Phaidin and wishing his wife dead.
I like Mo Ghile Mear too. A lament about Bonnie Prince Charlie fleeing to France after the battle of Culloden, the lyrics are more respectable.
My grandmothers favourite was the Skye boat song. She was an O'Donnell from the Glens and they had a notural affinity with Scotland. Very like Mo Ghille Mear
This always reminds me of Lagan Love
Hadn't heard that in years although I'm sure there must be better versions of it on youtube. Brings me back to my primary school days. Maybe your granny was related to Flora MacDonald.
They were always bitter about the Glencoe massacre by the Campbells., I still get upset when I think about it. Must be in the blood
I used to play and sing the Skye boat song when young. If it is the same one. "Sail pretty boat sail far and awa'. Over the seas to Skye..."
Same tune as Outlander.
Rose of Tralee
Yes, it's the same song although the words we learned were slightly different. See here for the lyrics: https://genius.com/The-corries-skye-boat-song-lyrics
Sounds so familiar. We have lots of Scottish culture here !! Beautiful
That song is sung here so often. We live amongst the Campbells and MacDonalds and 10 minutes from Glencoe Cape Breton.
Hooray! A Cape Bretoner. We have been connected to Cape Breton for almost 50 years. Yikes! 50 years... Anyway very close with a family up there. LOVE it.
Lovely! I have a book of sheet music from the Corries. I used to sing and play a lot of Scottish and Irish songs. When I was young --before I got a groggy throat. Lol.
Yhe version I learned was from an Australian girl.
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