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    St Paddy's Day 2022

    First realised it was the 17th when I saw the commercial for an Irish clairvoyant on telly. Only happens on one day of the year.
    Not huge down here. No parades. No dyeing Sydney Harbour green. A few Irish pubs in the CBD will
    do black pudding and eggs for brekky. Strange given most Australians have Irish blood in them, one way or the other.

    Anyhoo Clannad re-did this a few Paddy Days ago. During the pandemic. My favourite song.



    https://youtu.be/Z4vktyQx3OQ



    Clannad joins forces with Denise Chaila on live version of 'In a Lifetime'


    KATE BRAYDEN
    The live version of 'In a Lifetime' is a new recording of Clannad’s global smash - originally released in 1985 with Bono of U2 as the featured vocalist.



    St. Patrick's Day is always a well-chosen time for Irish talent to showcase itself internationally, with Picture This, Inhaler and Pillow Queens appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden over the last number of weeks and Kojaque, Denise Chaila and Unorthodox Coolock performing at tonight's Jameson Connects gig.
    In light of their recent Ireland in Music collaboration, Denise Chaila and Celtic powerhouse family Clannad have linked up for a revitalised live rendition of their hit 'In a Lifetime'.
    The hugely influential Irish collective possess a catalogue offering fresh definitions on traditional music in the 21st century, and they've chosen spoken word artist, rap sensation and Choice Music Prize Album of the Year winner Denise Chaila for their new single.
    The Limerick talent re-works a vocal made famous by Bono, adding her own unique style to the mix, and helping to push the song in a fresh direction.
    Recorded live in Donegal at the band’s family home, the performance is beautifully captured in the accompanying live video from a derelict church overlooking the Poison Glen.
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    "When the project Ireland In Music was confirmed last summer, I reached out to Denise after seeing her on a streaming event...I thought she stole the show!" Clannad's Pól Brennan comments.
    "Blown away by her performance, I asked her if she'd be interested in joining us for 'In a Lifetime' and a couple of weeks later she came to my studio in Kilkenny, with her team Munya, GodKnows and MuRli.... and what a day we had. We shared music, food, stories and more music well into the night and if I needed any confirmation that she'd be great for the song... that was it. It was very appropriate that we went back to Donegal, back to the original location to shoot the video last October and we had some magic making it... it was great to share it all with her… the music, our home and family I've recently been back in studio with her... working on tracks for her new album... what a talent!"
    Clannad has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including Bruce Hornsby, Steve Perry of Journey, JD Souther, Paul Young, and Duke Special. Bono declared singer Moya as “one of the greatest voices the human ear as ever experienced,” before duetting with the singer.
    "There's a quiet element of destiny to how this all came together for me. I’ve been joking that Clannad are my long lost aunties and uncles since we started to speak about this song because my affection for them was almost immediate," Denise Chaila said of the rework.
    "Finding that I was being adopted in return was an incredible joy. I’m so proud to be able to contribute my voice to the legacy of their work. Not least because there’s certainly some gravity involved in being asked to sing a part that Bono first imprinted his voice on. Being trusted to sing 'In A Lifetime' with Moya, knowing what it means to them and a vast community of people, is a blessing of many tiers. One that was born over cups of tea, vulnerable conversation, storytelling and PB gently reminding me that singing should feel like breathing. This song, to me, has always spoken of a rebirth in the midst of a storm. Coming together to create this, felt exactly like that."











    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 03-16-2022, 06:17 PM.

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    Shout out to the best restaurant/bar/pub in NJ......O’Connors. Fitting for 3/17. 😆

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      #3
      John & Paul had a few things to say about the Irish.

      Paul McCartney - Give Ireland Back To the Irish
      1972.02.25



      .

      John Lennon - The Luck of the Irish
      1972.06.12


      Last edited by pianozach; 03-17-2022, 01:49 PM.

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        #4
        I’m making green chili chicken empanadas for dinner tonight…but during the meal we’re going to listen to my old friends, Black 47. 😎✊🏽
        Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

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          #5
          Cincinnati has a strong Irish population in addition to the obvious German influence. In fact Betsy is a classic Cincy Irish/German mix because her Irish immigrant Sullivan grandfather married a woman of German decent (Wilmus was their name although if you look that up interestingly it shows as being French). My mom's family name is Wallace so we all thought we had a good portion of Scottish in our gene pool but when she did a DNA test it came back as being Irish so I guess that means I have Irish in me too.

          Happy St. Patty's Day!

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            #6
            Originally posted by pianozach View Post
            John & Paul had a few things to say about the Irish.

            Paul McCartney - Give Ireland Back To the Irish
            1972.02.25



            .

            John Lennon - The Luck of the Irish
            1972.06.12

            All the Beatles have Irish heritage. It's very common in Liverpool.

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