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Liz Carroll
“Crow in the Sun”

Well, St. Patrick’s day is coming soon (March 17th). Until that time, we will be featuring Scottish and Irish traditional folk music.
It’s music I love anyway, so I thought it was a nice fit.

Liz Carroll is a figurehead in Iris music. In 1974 she entered the All-Ireland under 18 fiddle championship and won. The next year she won the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Championship. A great deal of the music featured on her CD’s are of her own writing.

From the Album: Lost in the Loop

“Mull of Kintyre”

“The Mull of Kintyre refers to the most southwesterly section of the long Kintyre Peninsula in southwestern Scotland. The area is home to an historic lighthouse and has been immortalised into the popular consciousness by the hit 1977 song “Mull of Kintyre” by resident Paul McCartney.” – wikipedia.

As the song goes:

Far have I traveled and much have I seen…
Mull of kintyre. Oh mist rolling in from the sea,
My desire is always to be here

Enjoy =)

From the Album: Wings Greatest

Tannahill Weavers

Leave it to me to find a truly sad scottish song.

Here you have it. I will be indebted to anyone who helps me out in this genre, for I am rather ignorant of music and artists of Scotland/Ireland.

From the Album: The Tannahill Weavers Collection

Celtic Woman – May it Be

Celtic Woman
“May It Be”

Yesterday’s music was a real downer. I needed a pick-me-up today. I hope this song makes you want to hug bunnies, dance under rainbows, and do other pot-of-gold type stuff. Celtic Woman took celtic music over by storm — or rather a gentle rain — in 2005 when they released this album. These gals have some soothing tones. — Is that Irish Spring I smell in the air?

From the Album: Celtic Woman

The Chieftains
“Mo Ghile Mear”

I love the Chieftains. I love Sting. When I found a Chieftain song that featured Sting I felt as if the heavens had opened up and tinkled gold on us. Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day!

I hope you like.

From the Album: The Wide World Over

The Voice Squad
“The Parting Glass”

A simply beautiful song, this is. Today is a day for revelers here in Dallas. Lower Greenville avenue will be filled, no doubt, with party goers wearing green. A parade, as is customary, will be led by Vincent Zubras playing the bagpipes as he has done for well over a decade.

Here’s the last verse:

If I had money enough to spend and leisure time to sit awhile,
There is a fair maid in this town who sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips, I own she has my heart in thrall,
So fill me to the parting glass, goodnight and joy be with you all.

From the Album: The Greatest Songs Ever