Jim Curley's Blog Posts Tagged 'Traditional Music' (2)

Getting to be My Favorite Christmastime Song

The Boys of Barr na Sraide

Oh the town, it climbs the mountain and looks upon the sea

At sleeping time or waking, 'tis there I'd long to be

To walk again that kindly street, the place where life began

And the Boys of Barr na Sráide went hunting for the wren

With cudgels stout they roamed about to hunt the dreólín

We searched…

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Added by Jim Curley on December 19, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

1916 and Beyond

I just picked up the CD of Mise Eire / Saoirse? and wonder if any WGers saw it when it first came out in 1960 or have seen the CD more recently. What do you think?

I bought it mainly to hear the background music by Sean O'Riada, said to be the father of the traditional music revival of the 20th century, and am only…

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Added by Jim Curley on December 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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