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Thursday, March 17, 2016

A little Irish music for St Patrick's Day



This is my favorite Irish traditional music band, Altan.  I have most of their records.  I saw them in Atlanta once and also was in a pub in Donegal where two of the members were sitting in on a session (and they played the first song on this video).  They're not as flashy as Lunasa (another favorite group) or as "commercial" as The Chieftans - just great, professional musicians immersed in traditional music who play so well together.

Here's a slow song and a dance tune:




This band was one of the great bands from the 1970s - Planxty.  Here are three reels from them:




And the great, influential Bothy Band playing "The Laurel Tree" from 1977:





Happy St Patrick's Day!



2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Altan, Planxty, and Bothy band posts. Excellent for St. Patrick's day. I became interested in traditional Irish music through the Danu and Solas DVDs on Netflix. Thanks, too, for drawing me into your blog, because I now try to check it every day. Your blog is an example for us all of how to proclaim the Good News of God in Christ.

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  2. Bill, thanks for your comment. Glad you're finding meaningful stuff here on the blog. I hope you'll continue to visit and comment!

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