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today’s tunes: luck of the Irish?

well this was a slightly misleading title for the blog post, but timed well with St. Patrick’s Day.

today’s tunes is from the band The Gloaming, an incredible piece called “The Pilgrim’s Song” from their 2nd album.

the band has just a great overall sound, a nice mixture of classical and folk music, with fantastic violin/fiddle strung throughout all of their songs.

here are the English translation of the lyrics:

The land spoke like a temple
The Rivers journey was winding
to their knees the valleys genuflected
the sign of he cross on the branches

I heard the gospel on the wind
and holiness was upon the earth
This was where my first love lived
I’d not been this way for so long

I saw life like a tale from the Fianna
Long ago when it was morning
The way a magic wand takes the sword’s shape
In the hands of children

There is a vision, that I know well
Simmering in the womb of my imagination
A bright flame without substance, a breath,
Pleading for an appropriate shape.

more information on the song and the studio album can be found here via their label, Brassland.

I’ve posted one song previously by The Gloaming: “the sailor’s bonnet”


today’s tunes: drive all night [live @ Kilenny]

today’s tunes is a very recent live performance by Bruce Springsteen of his song “Drive All Night”.  Bruce is joined by Glen Hansard and Jake Clemons to perform the song together at a concert at Kilenny. from the concert notes:

Next, a real treat for the audience: Glen Hansard joined Bruce for one of the best versions of “Drive All Night” I’ve seen, trading off verses. They added a nod to Ireland’s own Van Morrison with a line or two from “Here Comes The Night,” which was sublime.


HT: @Glen_Hansard

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