Echoes of Ireland

mournful uilleann pipes
drift down from misty mountains
rain and tradition

Kim M. Russell, 20th August 2018

My response to Carpe Diem #1500 Where the rivers flow, Irish folkmusic

In today’s journey on the folk music quest, we are travelling to Ireland, where I lived at the beginning of the 1980s and where my daughter was born.

Chèvrefeuille has given us a comprehensive background to traditional Irish music. I remember the sessions and fleadhs, where friends and acquaintances, well-known and lesser-known musicians got together to play and sing. Back then, I used to sing too. I’ve included a video of ‘Bean Phaidin’, one of my favourite songs by Planxty, and Christy  Moore singing ‘The Cliffs of Dooneen’.

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