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Old 03-15-2012, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thread for all music that is Irish or Irish influenced.

I appreciate Irish music highly. I have Irish ancestory and I am generally interested in the culture. There is something about traditional Irish music that is set deep within me. I guess that's something that runs through blood with any cultural background.

Some of the world's biggest names in music have emerged from Ireland, such as U2, The Corrs, The Cranberries, The Chieftans, Enya, Van Morrison and many more.

To start with I want to share Sharon Corr's rendition of "Mna Na Heireann", one of the most beautiful instrumentals I have ever heard. Hope you enjoy

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This thread needs Thin Lizzy then!



This is the last track from their album Black Rose: A Rock Legend released in 1979. It's an amalgam of Irish traditional songs and their own music.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Holy cow that was epic
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This one is pretty beautiful.


The Wind that Shakes the Barley - YouTube
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Follow Me Up To Carlow-Irish Song - YouTube
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I loved The Wind That Shakes The Barley!! That really was beautiful. Could you tell me who does this song?
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I loved The Wind That Shakes The Barley!! That really was beautiful. Could you tell me who does this song?
it's a traditional Irish folk song

my fave version is Rory Gallagher's, but it's not on youtube - it's a live performance

i listen mostly to Chieftains, Dubliners and Pogues for that sorta stuff

my fave "modern" Irish group is U2, I guess
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*Cough*

What counts as "irish influenced" anyway? I mean, ask most people what irish music is and they'll either name someone like Daniel O'Donnell and some tweedledeedee fiddle stuff, or bands like Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, most of whom are actually american. As a country, you really might as well say "Here's a thread for all British influenced music" for how well it defines a genre. We've already had Thin Lizzy, and some of the Irish trad stuff on guitar, and trad stuff on violin. Then you have bands like U2, The Chieftans/The Dubliners.

Then there's stuff like this little gem by Stoat, which is unfortunately isn't one of their best songs (the range on youtube is limited), but it gives you an idea of the kind of music they do.




What something a little less odd and a bit more amusing? The illustrious Dead Cat Bounce are one of the best bands in the comedic business, if you ask me:




I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you're looking for music that is influence by Irish Traditional Music, then that's great, it is a genre with a great culture and background, but please make the distinction. It's a little insulting to Irish musicians to assume that that's all the entire country has to offer
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How to speak about quality Irish artists or bands?
They already all are presented on the other forums.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Indeed, "Irish Music" is too imprecise. "Music influenced by Irish Traditional music", as MoonlitSunshine said, would be a better definition.

Anyway, here you are two more names: Clannad (MB thread here) and Nightnoise.





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