Traditional Irish Music

GreenTeaDiseaseGreenTeaDisease Posts: 3,359
edited March 2008 in Other Music
In honor of st. paddy's day...

I like traditional irish music. I picked up a few good CDs when I was in Ireland a few years back. I love this one CD called "Jump at the Sun" by a band called the Barleyshakes. Anyone have any good traditional irish suggestions?
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  • I looooooooooove Irish folk music. :)
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  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    With the obvious exception of the Pogues, the most important traditional Irish folk band are The Clancy Brothers. Their stuff with Tommy Makem is stunning. Beautiful songs of life, drinking and death.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULwBHfhmNSg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwHm18K3kjs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfJuGiDsoVA
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  • Jeremy1012 wrote:
    life, drinking and death.

    Aah, the blessed holy trinity according to the ancient celts. ;)
    'We're learning songs for baby Jesus' birthday. His mum and dad were Merry and Joseph. He had a bed made of clay and the three kings bought him Gold, Frankenstein and Merv as presents.'

    - the great Sir Leo Harrison
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  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    Aah, the blessed holy trinity according to the ancient celts. ;)
    according to me more like.

    :)
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • Jeremy1012 wrote:
    according to me more like.

    :)

    a slightly more contemporary celt ;)

    slightly
    'We're learning songs for baby Jesus' birthday. His mum and dad were Merry and Joseph. He had a bed made of clay and the three kings bought him Gold, Frankenstein and Merv as presents.'

    - the great Sir Leo Harrison
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    a slightly more contemporary celt ;)

    slightly
    Yet ancient in heart and spirit :)


    "oh all the money that e'er I spent,
    I spent it in good company
    and all the harm that e'er I delt,
    alas it was to none but me"

    speaking of celtic, this is scottish but highlights just how cool the gaelic language is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf-X5_lE8Fk

    "Alba nam beanntan ard
    Nan acraichean lom
    Thairis air na lochan mointich
    Nan coilltean 's nan gleann"

    and this is just a Pogues classic:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh5gtGk9XZ8
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • pjfan85pjfan85 Posts: 124
    You'd like a lot of Newfoundland artists.
    Celtic Connection
    The Government Rams
    Great Big Sea
    The Irish Descendants
    Masterless Men
    The Navigators
    Shanneyganock

    Other than Newfie bands, The Real McKenzies, Ashley MacIsaac, The Tossers, Flogging Molly, The Swaggerin' Growlers, and Spirit of the West are all good.
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    pjfan85 wrote:
    You'd like a lot of Newfoundland artists.
    Celtic Connection
    The Government Rams
    Great Big Sea
    The Irish Descendants
    Masterless Men
    The Navigators
    Shanneyganock

    Other than Newfie bands, The Real McKenzies, Ashley MacIsaac, The Tossers, Flogging Molly, The Swaggerin' Growlers, and Spirit of the West are all good.
    I think the Real McKenzies are Scottish Canadian, not Irish.
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • FinsburyParkCarrotsFinsburyParkCarrots Seattle, WAPosts: 12,175
    I was going to go out to a session tonight, but it's a bit late in the evening now. Here's some of the very finest in traditional music:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF3fW4Nox9U
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLe9etQ0iwQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga4qocQkH0A

    I met the man playing in this next clip, some years ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5CgHsCseZY
  • eedheadeedhead Posts: 68
    Luke Kelly's solo & work with the Dubliners is where its at
    The Furey Brothers & Davey Arthur have some fantastic work
    Early Clannad was superb work too
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  • pjfan85 wrote:
    You'd like a lot of Newfoundland artists.
    Celtic Connection
    The Government Rams
    Great Big Sea
    The Irish Descendants
    Masterless Men
    The Navigators
    Shanneyganock

    Other than Newfie bands, The Real McKenzies, Ashley MacIsaac, The Tossers, Flogging Molly, The Swaggerin' Growlers, and Spirit of the West are all good.

    great big sea! i love the shit out of that band.
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  • pjfan85pjfan85 Posts: 124
    Jeremy1012 wrote:
    I think the Real McKenzies are Scottish Canadian, not Irish.
    Yeah, I know. They don't play traditional music, either, I probably should've said that. They are very punky, like the Dropkick Murphys. None of the artists I listed are actually Irish, but if you like traditional Irish music, I think you'd like them.
  • pjfan85pjfan85 Posts: 124
    The Dubliners - Seven Drunken Nights
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtR4X6x5d7I

    Great Big Sea - Mari-Mac
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDtjq0mGVSQ

    Great Big Sea - The Old Black Rum
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=admx0WApzbE

    The Masterless Men - Fox on the Run
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2mSNHh7aSk&feature=related

    Christy Moore - Fairytale of New York
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-rGdQTVgrU

    Ryans Fancy - Squid Jiggin' Grounds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijLPFNOhx_o

    Spirit of the West - Home for a Rest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDtjq0mGVSQest

    The Tossers - No Loot, No Booze, No Fun
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOVgNIp0EeU
  • pjfan85pjfan85 Posts: 124
    http://www.freds.nf.ca is a good place to buy Celtic music.
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  • YefaYefa Posts: 981
    Altan is a great band from Ireland. Get the Island Angel album and go from there.
    The first Planxty album is a classic.
    The Chieftains are worth a listen.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,817
    I haven't listened to much traditional Irish folk music, but I still have a deep appreciation for the folk music that inspired and morphed into American folk and bluegrass.
    There are some really good acts out there right now that have taken traditional folk styles and contemporised them in various ways.
    Railroad Earth
    Yonder Mountain
    Greensky Bluegrass
    Billy Strings
    Mandolin Orange 

    So many.
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