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Irish Song on Audi commercial?

Mían 08 Nov 99 - 12:43 PM
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Subject: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 12:43 PM

Saw an Audi commercial over the weekend and the song in the background sounds like an Irish language song. Can anyone identify it? A woman sings it. It is very pretty.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 12:38 PM

refreshing this to keep it in view... meanwhile am using search engines to try to find the commercial... haven't yet, though found some nice ads...


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Brendy
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 10:32 PM

I tried to post to this a minute ago and something went ary
Sorry Mían I haven't found anything on the ad but I'll try to keep it in sight for a while
Bren


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: JTT
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 02:18 AM

What else is on the commercial - what's the "story"? I never notice what's being advertised, or rarely, but kind of like commercials generally and will watch out for this one for you. Where is it being shown - in the US? in Europe?


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 12:22 PM

Thanks, you guys. I saw the commercial in San Francisco, it was either late afternoon or evening on Sunday, November 7. I only had the presence of mind to note that it was an Audi commercial (guess I was too bewitched with the music and straining to hear the lyrics...). I had never seen this commercial before; it is brand new as far as I know. I wrote to Audi U.S. via e-mail and the person who e-mailed back asked me for more specifics, like what model of Audi. ARRGGHH. I have not seen the commercial since then, boo hoo. That's all the information this old biddy (myself) can offer, my sorrow to say.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Brendy
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 12:12 AM

That's just typical!
What do these highly paid marketing get paid for in the first place?
Like I mean, how many new models are Audi launching in America this year?
How many of them have adverts have Enya or Máire, or Tríona singing in them, for God's sake?

I would have thought they would have been delighted that their marketing ploy worked perfectly: namely that they grabbed the attention at peak veiwing time of a potential customer.

I would write back to them and promise them you will buy one, if only they would get up off their asses and do what waht they're paid to!

Power to the people!!!!!

Breandán


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 11:11 AM

yes, i had a wry thought or 2 when i saw that e-mail. usually such thoughts become tempered with, o, well, give 'em some time to learn the ropes... or some such soothing sentiment... like in the cartoons when the little horned fella is on one shoulder and the halo'd fella is on the other shoulder...


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: sharon
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 11:54 PM

My mind is a little fried at the moment. Could it be a Loreena McKinnitt song? Seems familiar in the cobwebs of my mind. Lets solve this, people!


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Brendy
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 12:03 AM

Why not organise a mass E-mail from the catters to Audi.com?. That'd wake them up!!!

Anarchically yours

B.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Brendy
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 12:17 AM

Just as a footnote to that
Everywhere I go on Audi sites, they seem to be showcasing the A2 model.
I'm a totat eejit when it comes to the latest in the car market, furthermore, I live in Norway, and the ad hasn't appeares on our channels yet, as far as I have noticed anyway.

I'll go off and find somebody to E-mail.
see yis later.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: sophocleese
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 12:46 AM

My computer seems to be slow, actually its techno-challenged me, anyway you might want to check out this site and see if it plays you anything you recognize.

http://www.adcritic.com/music/


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 03:53 AM


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 10:44 AM

thanks again, guys - i looked at adcritic the other day - my search engine offered it as the first site to see commercials. and i bookmarked it. none of the 5 audi commercials on it matched. what i heard did not sound like Loreena, Enya, etc. This was one of the reasons i sat up and listened - it did not sound like anyone i have heard before.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 11:12 AM

refreshing this thread. i still have not seen the commercial again. aarrgghh...


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: aldus
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 10:52 AM


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: aldus
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 10:54 AM

Sorry about the last time.. I hit enter too soon. It is absolutely not Loreens McKennit. I believe it is enya from her album "The Celts". However, I could be wrong, any other guesses ?


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Alice
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 12:31 PM

There is an Audi commercial with Enya singing, but I'm not sure if it's the same one you are asking about.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
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Date: 23 Nov 99 - 01:17 PM

could it possibly be Brian Kennedy?


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Brendy
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 06:21 PM

I hope not!


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 10:34 AM

Aha. Saw the commercial again last night 1/26/2000 on UPN channel 44 in San Francisco at 9:30 p.m. "Take Every Detour" - the Audi A6 Avant. I'm off to see if I can find what that song is now.

Mían


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Peg
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 11:33 AM

Hello all! I did learn a few weeks back who this is; it is NOT Enya! it is NOT Loreena! The album is a relatively recent one. I believe there was a thread about this very thing on the newsgroup rec.music.celtic. I will go in search of it and try to get the answer... the singer's name is right on the tip of my tongue; arrgh! will post back once I now...

peg


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Peg
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 11:45 AM

Got it!!!

singer: Susan McKeown

album: Bushes and Briars

song: O Abhainn

peg


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: sophocleese
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 12:23 PM

Yay!! There was much rejoicing and they ate Robin's minstrels! Great work peg.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Áine
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 12:35 PM

Peg -- Consider yourself awarded the "Like A Dog With A Bone' trophy for persistance and 'dogged' determination!! Good job!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Peg
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 01:32 PM

woof!! woof!!

(where's my cookie?)

(Oh, all right, I'll just sniff your crotch)

peg

happily bounding away to pee on bushes and briars...


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Áine
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 01:41 PM

All righty then, Peg . . . the only thing I ask is that you stay off my husband's leg, OK? Down, girl!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 06:54 PM

Oh, brilliant, Peg

Oh, brilliant, Peg  !

go raibh míle maith agat !

 

happy happy happy!


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 07:15 PM

did not find it yet on any lyrics searches - but CD Point has a partial clip available of that piece. It is listed as H-O Abha-Inn.

What's that patch of yellow snow?


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 07:20 PM

aha, here is one site with a bit of lyric: Click here


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: BDenz
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 08:07 PM

And here's the link to Amazon.

Good sleuthing!


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: BDenz
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 08:40 PM

Oh. And here's AmazonUK's link for them that wants to pay in pounds sterling.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Brendy
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 09:34 PM

Well done Peg!!! The advert still hasn't appeared in my neck of the woods yet.
B.


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Peg
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 10:19 AM

you're welcome,all... I had a feeling that bit of information would come in handy some day, so I am glad I remembered where I saw it...

reminds me of the days way back when: remember? When the "Harry's Game" theme from Clannad was used in a Volkswagen commercial and the public went mad! Apparently people were contacting the company trying to find out what that music, perfect accompaniment to autumn leaves blowing slow-motion around a car, was...and it certainly made Clannad a household name...not long after Enya hit the pop charts with Watermark... peg


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 10:27 AM

Am I the only one struck by the fact that German car builders are using Irish songs to plug their car? Reminds me that the official car of the United States ski team was a Subaru.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Molly Malone
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 10:33 AM

Or like a Welsh child singing Ford commercials? Charlotte Church's new CD has the commercial's song on it as well.:)


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Subject: RE: Irish Song on Audi commercial?
From: Mían
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 10:41 AM

Here is a note I got from one of the artists on the above web page where I found the lyrics - it is in response to my query about from whence the song came and if there are more lyrics to it.

I first heard H-O Abha-Inn on a CD called Celtic Cradle by Jill Rogoff. It's available through Alcazar Records and I'd highly recommend it. Normally we (Jill and I) both loop it to draw it out a bit (first 4 lines, 2 lines, first 4 lines again, the 2 lines and the first 4 one last time) but as far as I know there aren't any additional lyrics. Noirin ni Riain also sings it as part of a lullaby set on her recording Celtic Soul. It sounds completely different. My version, recorded on Brigit's Well, is naturally my favorite! Hope this helps, Barbary


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