Irish And Scottish Trad Musicians

JimMc

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No problem at all, it's like Celtic, one of the best things to have ever come out of Ireland. When it's good it makes your soul surge and need to share it.

Some of the very old tunes in the older native Irish language are great as they can help you imagine more to respect the past.
In some old photos, you can see why some see comparisons with the native tribes of America and with the old Irish ways, women dressed in shawl blankets is a obvious one.
That sight was common a century ago in most of Ireland even Dublin and Belfast, and no doubt would have been with Irish emigrants in parts like Glasgow where they had a little Ireland community, and such sights were still around parts of Ireland just 50 Years ago.

This will interest some, especially with Clare links.
Liam Ó Muirthile and the last speakers of a lost dialect

The speakers he recorded lived along the coast between Murroogh (Muiriúch) and Fanore (Fánóir), the terminus of the dialect continuum of the Gaelic language, which once covered all of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
This fella is from one of the last Irish speaking areas of Cork, and if you close your eyes and listen to him sing, you can still hear why. A distinct soul with people like this reared in first language homes singing the old songs.
Spiritual sound on it's own without need of instruments, a beauty created from the history of the Irish, who handed such down from word to mouth as that was most all could hand down, a soul that makes the hybrid English language sounds flat in comparison.
LCaoineadh na dTrí Muire (The Lament of the Three Marys) - Iarla Ó Lionáird
 
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JimMc

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Glasgow Irish, Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan
Both writers born into seperate Irish emigrant families in Glasgow and both first musically influenced by Irish and Scots trad folk songs, their core soul would later give us among other great songs this

The old Irish emigrants who move around the world for centuries, often not by choice to leave their own homes, commonly made poor financially by various foreign designs, brought with them their handed down cultural soul. Enough of them remained rich in culture of the mind to influence where ever they went, their descendants would dominate the arts that money could not buy where ever they went.
Not that the average person in Britain would ever know! because the supposed British history books had no interest or intention of giving them any credit!
Not an exaggeration to state that popular music of all kinds, not just in the supposed uk, but around the world, would be very different if not unrecognizable if not for the Irish influence.
 
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Glasgow Irish, Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan
Both writers born into seperate Irish emigrant families in Glasgow and both first musically influenced by Irish and Scots trad folk songs, their core soul would later give us among other great songs this

The old Irish emigrants who move around the world for centuries, often not by choice to leave their own homes, commonly made poor financially by various foreign designs, brought with them their handed down cultural soul. Enough of them remained rich in culture of the mind to influence where ever they went, their descendants would dominate the arts that money could not buy where ever they went.
Not that the average person in Britain would ever know! because the supposed British history books had no interest or intention of giving them any credit!
Not an exaggeration to state that popular music of all kinds, not just in the supposed uk, but around the world, would be very different if not unrecognizable if not for the Irish influence.


RIP and thanks
Tears of joy and sadness as Limerick remembers Dolores O’Riordan
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