During last week’s survey on the non-members Bitesize Irish Gaelic Newsletter, it was clear that many of you love Irish song and dance!
So as a follow-up, I asked who do you love to listen to.
Oh, there are SO many songs and performers I love and listen to every day. Mary Black and The Black Family, Solas, Dervish, The Chieftains (of course), The Boys of the Lough, Three Weird Sisters, The Corrs, Niamh Parsons, Cathy Ryan (yeah, she’s from Boston, but she might as well be Irish), The Pogues, The Poozies (I know, they’re English, but much of what they play are Irish tunes), Seamus Eagan.
For Taliesin in Russia:
Speaking of Irish Gaelic songs and artists I would like to mention Anúna, Altan and Clannad, of course. I even managed to see Moya Brennan live (that’s luck considering that I live in Russia). About particular songs… well, I must confess my favourite are “Teidhir Abhaile Riú” (all versions including scottish), “Dúlamán” and “Caidé Sin Do’n Té Sin?“. And there’s also one… not song, I believe, just a melody. I found it in one of my whistle-books but never heard it being performed by anyone. It’s called “Eanach Dhúin“, a slow and lamentful tune, but a very strong one.
And Kendall likes:
Ok so I love Celtic thunders Damian Mcginty and I like the song buachaill ón éirne.
What songs and artists should we listen to?
I’m sure there’s lots of videos on YouTube that feature Irish song and dance – especially songs in Irish Gaelic.
Post in the comments below with your favorite artists and links to your favorite performance videos.