The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95631   Message #1883691
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
12-Nov-06 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: YouTube Folkmusic Video PermaThread
Subject: Irish

  • The Bothy Band at their awe-inspiring best
  • Paul Brady & Andy Irvine singing "Mary and the Soldier". Two giants of Irish music at the top of their form
  • Proinsias Ó Maonaigh (Francie Mooney) being interviewed in Gaelic, and playing fiddle
  • Paul Brady singing the "Lakes of Pontchartrain" in Gaelic, the translation was written by Francie Mooney.
  • Planxty performing "The Blacksmith". There are several clips of Planxty on YouTube, this one shows them in their youthful heyday. Wonderful singing from Andy Irvine.
  • The Dubliners singing Phil Coulter's song "The Town I loved so Well". A truly wonderful clip of the Dubliners in their prime.
  • Grace. probably the most moving song ever written, sung here by Anthony Kearns. Amazing voice, amazing song, amazing story. Normally I don't post videos here which don't actually show the performer singing or playing, but I have no hesitation in making an exception in this case.
  • Paul Brady singing "The Shamrock Shore", in a pub session. Simply superb, from both a historical and artistic viewpoint, this is the kind of video we need more of. Thanks to akenaton for pointing out this one.
  • 400+ videos of traditional Irish music. I will be sifting through these in the weeks to come and highlighting the very best, but they all look good.
  • The West Clare Wrenboys maybe Morris Dancing and Irish stepdancing both share a common ancestor ...