Favorite Irish Songs

Discussion in 'Music' started by Claves.Sancti.Petri, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    My favourite Beautiful song
     
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  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

    But so sad too.
     
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  3. heyshepard

    heyshepard Archangels

    God bless him! You can feel the struggle...
     
  4. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    I love. Owen Mac
     
  5. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    Galway Bay
     
  6. AED

    AED Powers

    When I hear Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) I tear up every time. Goes right to the heart of me.
     
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  7. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    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.
     
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  8. padraig

    padraig New Member

    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

     
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  9. padraig

    padraig New Member

    This always reminds me of Lagan Love

     
  10. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    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.
     
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  11. padraig

    padraig New Member

    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

     
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  12. AED

    AED Powers

    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..."
     
  13. AED

    AED Powers

    Same tune as Outlander.
     
  14. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Rose of Tralee
     
  15. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    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
     
  16. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    Sounds so familiar. We have lots of Scottish culture here !! Beautiful
     
  17. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    That song is sung here so often. We live amongst the Campbells and MacDonalds and 10 minutes from Glencoe Cape Breton.
     
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  18. AED

    AED Powers

    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.
     
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  19. AED

    AED Powers

    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.
     
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  20. AED

    AED Powers

    Yhe version I learned was from an Australian girl.
     

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