I have to give credit to a blogging friend for making me aware of one of the best songs I have heard this year. Mind you, it’s not s new song, but this was the first time I heard it.
Clive is from England, and every Tuesday he posts Tuesday Tunes, and for me, it’s been a weekly music lesson. Clive and I are about the same age, but he was way ahead of me getting into music, and he is a walking encyclopedia of music. I highly recommend his web site.
Anyway, one of the songs he posted that really caught my attention was Galway Girl. The video shown below is performed by Irish musicians Sharon Shannon and Mundy. The song was written and originally performed by Steve Earle (who also has an outstanding version of the song on YouTube).
But it’s hard not to have a smile on your face while watching this version, performed live in Galway:
That song made me want to include one more Irish song, and after much searching, I came across a cover of the great U2 song, With or Without You, performed by the Irish band, Celtic Crossroads. The singer/harp player is Lisa Canny, and she has an incredible voice…
Listening to this music makes me proud of my Irish roots…
*image from Celtic Life International