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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to…your suggestions for Irish songs and music December 30, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

This year due to a project I was involved in I listened to a lot of Irish music from a broad range of groups and solo artists and across multiple genres. Some I knew before a lot I didn’t.

Here’s a few I liked a lot – some on rehearing them, Clannad, O Riada, the Virgin Prunes and Operating Theatre – others to my shame I only heard for the first time or really paid attention to for the first time which amounts to the same thing.

But what are people’s suggestions for great Irish songs or music? Any or all suggestions appreciated.

Sean O’Riada – Mairseal Ri Laoise

Shaun Davey (Soloist Liam O’Flynn) – The Brendan Voyage

Gavin Friday The Sun And The Moon And The Stars

Donnacha Costello – Blue B

Clannad – Éirigh Suas A Stóirín (Rise Up My Love)

Operating Theatre – Spring Is Coming With A Strawberry In The Mouth

Hat tip to comrade RockRoots for the steer on the next two of these tracks…

Turner and Kirwan of Wexford – Father ‘Reilly Says Goodbye

Real MCCoy- Quick Joey Small

Virgin Prunes – Pagan Lovesong

Jubilee Allstars – Peel Session (11th January 1997) including They’re Not Coming Anymore later on Sunday Miscellany produced by a certain Stan Erraught.


1. CL - December 30, 2017

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2. rockroots - December 30, 2017

I’ll just limit myself to one, in a similar vein to Turner & Kirwan above:

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3. anarchaeologist - December 30, 2017

This is the first track from a great lp …

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WorldbyStorm - December 30, 2017

Damn hell, should have taken a track from that too. It’s fantastic.


4. 6to5against - December 30, 2017

I’m a big fan of these guys….


6to5against - December 30, 2017

And speaking of gavin friday, i think this is one of his finer moments…..


6to5against - December 30, 2017

Apologies for the clunky links….thought they’d transform into videos when uploaded, but obviously not.


WorldbyStorm - December 31, 2017

Not at all, you’re grand. I’ve fixed them I hope. I’m out of the picture for the next few hours but if they’re not the tracks you like just comment and I’ll change them. BTW, was listening to GF’s Catholic yesterday – fantastic record.


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