May the Road Rise to Meet You - Irish Rock / Music

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    May the Road Rise to Meet You - Irish Rock / Music

    Any Irish / Celtic rock songs / music on your radar?

    How about a Song-of-the-Day Irish tune for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day weekend?

     

    I am also very fond of Irish sayings, off-beat superstitions, blessings and literature.  It's all good, even for someone who is not of Irish descent (like me).  :)

     
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    My father used to tell me we were part Irish, but I don't know what part....I'm thinking it's my big toe on the left foot....furthest from the right side of my brain.

    I'm not knocking the Irish, they brought us Thin Lizzy,U2 and Van Morrison , afterall.

    Back in my teenage days, a friend of mine named Bill ( oddly enough a Harvard grad,who was a few years older than me) introduced me to an irish singer named Toby , who used to play at the Irish Pub in the New Bedford airport. We would drink black beer and listen to Irish folk songs. It was a lot of fun.

    But that , and the song "The Unicorn" ( which Toby used to play) , is about the extent of my love for Irish music.

    Never did understand why the Irish have a day on the America calendar which is a special day, while Italians, Portuguese, Cambodians, Chinese , French and many other nationalities don't....must be because it's another excuse to drink lots of beer ( New Year's, Superbowl, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, every Sunday that there is NASCAR or NFL football, Xmas)....better stop now, I feel another rant coming on!

     
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    This would be a good time for me to finish my half-written piece on Rory Gallagher. :-) 

     
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    is féidir leis an ghaoth go brách chúl( may the wind always be at your back), Yoga.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf7fEzIl22M 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYxQpxD3oQk

     

    Or as the Irish say, we drink our beer here, because there is no beer in Heaven

     

     
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    There's a great new-ish band out of Scotland called Frightened Rabbit.

    They're now setting SXSW on fire and playing the HOB Boston in a couple of weeks.

    OK, so they're not Irish, but close.

     

    My St. Pat's Day is not complete without Stiff Little Fingers, The Pogues and Flogging Molly (for the latter, see: "Drunken Lullabies", "The Likes Of You")

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

     

    There's a great new-ish band out of Scotland called Frightened Rabbit.

    They're now setting SXSW on fire and playing the HOB Boston in a couple of weeks.

    OK, so they're not Irish, but close..

     

     

     

     

     
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    In response to SlimPickensIII's comment:

    Okay, Steve is a Texan.  But he wrote this one while over in Ireland. It's apparently popular in the pubs over there, the touristy ones anyway, enjoyed by alot of folks unaware of it's origins:

    http://youtu.be/_7-PM_4aeE4


    It's part of my groups setlist, one of the first tunes I learned on mandolin.  Since we don't have pennywhistles (a p/t fiddler though)  I do the breaks myself.  I was also singing it, but one of the other guys did a better job at that, so I let him have it.



    Slim, that is a really *nice* song.     Based on the number of hits, you are not alone in appreciating it.   Didn't know Earle was a Texan (not that it matters) but he sounds perfect with Sharon Shannon.      I saw Sharon Shannon at an Irish festival a while back, had no idea (at the time) who they were, but could recognize immediately they were something special.    They appear on a few of my Celtic music compilation CDs.  

     
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    Only one thing comes to mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TehFZ38kt6o

     

    Thin Lizzy Rules

     
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    is féidir leis an ghaoth go brách chúl( may the wind always be at your back), Yoga.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf7fEzIl22M 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYxQpxD3oQk

     

    Or as the Irish say, we drink our beer here, because there is no beer in Heaven

     

    Thanks.   I love the Irish Blessing; so sweet.   

    Great U2 Song.   The Idlewild track is definitely my cup of tea.  Not familiar with them, or at least they've slipped under the radar for me.  Should check them out further (I am putting in an Amazon order soon).  

    Enjoy your beer.  :)

     

     

     
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    I do have a wee bit of Irish in me. I'd like to think it contributes to me devilish sense of humor.

    Van Morrison is my all-time favorite Irish musical performer, but I wouldn't call most of his music Irish. He recorded an album with the Irish group The Chieftans, and here is one of my favorite traditional songs from that album that has a wonderful, spritely Irish sound to it. It makes me want to dance a jig.

    "I'll Tell Me Ma" - Van Morrison & The Chieftans

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5-jKJ-QDEY

     

     
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    Here ya go........enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7q3AVkcDY0

     

     

     
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    some more:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJUWNanxEbU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3oWuIEAGaQ

     
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    This thread makes me want to break out my old Horslips records.

     
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    This begins and ends with the Pogues for me. My favorite band ever. Been listneing to them in repeat all weekend.

     
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