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Thread: St. Patrick's Day is coming up... aka The Irish Music Thread

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    Default St. Patrick's Day is coming up... aka The Irish Music Thread

    I'm not sure how many of you give a damn about St. Patrick's day, but it gives me a reason to go about blasting Irish music. What are your favorite pieces, TC?

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    Oh, Oh, Danny Boy.


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    What Irish classical music would you be having in mind, boyo?
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    I don't have a lot of Irish music, but this old Irish folk song is probably my favorite. Brady's version is easily the best (and likely inspired Bob Dylan to include the song on his 1992 album "Good as I Been to You"). It appears on a fine 1976 studio album of Irish songs called "Andy Irvine & Paul Brady".


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    Love me some Altan.

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    Can't say I'm a fan of Irish music really, but Thin Lizzy's 'Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock legend', where Phil Lynott namechecks among others George Best, Van Morrison, James Joyce, Brendan Behan and Cu Chulainn is evocative in its own way, as is another song of theirs, 'Emerald'.

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    Lumiere is one the best of the new traditionalist folk groups in Ireland today. This song has just the right combination of lyrical beauty and revolutionary tone.


    But, hark! a voice like thunder spake,
    The West's awake! the West's awake!
    Sing, Oh! hurrah! let England quake,
    We'll watch till death for Erin's sake


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    I realize my clip has an Irish militancy edge - though we are going back more than 150 years with that one - but I find militancy (or at least the type of militancy) in modern songs to be getting a bit tiresome. As with rap and hip-hop, it strikes me a gratuitously inserted "schtick" in most cases.

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    not a great expert but i really like this album

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    Ernest John Moeran's Symphony in G minor is a gem.


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    My family has a Clancy Brothers CD that we listen to every time we go on a long drive. We all sing along loudly to such classics as A Nation Once Again, Johnson's Motor Car, and "Here we are in New South Wales/ Shearing sheep as big as whales." A beloved family tradition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterjones View Post
    I realize my clip has an Irish militancy edge - though we are going back more than 150 years with that one - but I find militancy (or at least the type of militancy) in modern songs to be getting a bit tiresome. As with rap and hip-hop, it strikes me a gratuitously inserted "schtick" in most cases.
    You probably were not referring to my posting of "The West's Awake" - but if so, the lyric dates back to the 19th century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Oh wait, that's not music! hahaha For some reason I thought this was just a general St. Patricks day thread in the community forum.

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