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Thread #159372   Message #3788325
Posted By: keberoxu
02-May-16 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Subject: RE: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Back to the theme of "Kathleen Watkins, Deirdre O'Callaghan, and all the dear spinning Eileens may still be charming the blue-rinse Yanks and mead-swilling Eurotourists in stone castles...." with which the OP opened this thread. And wrapping up my comments on the "Amhráin Ghrá" anthology on compact disc from the Gael Linn recording label (dated 2011, CEFCD 201).

Without further comment, I respectfully suggest you listen, compare, and contrast two tracks from this compilation of seventeen Gaelic songs:

#12, "Máire Ní Eidhin"; Kathleen Watkins, voice and harp

#16, "Ard Tí Chuain"; Mary O'Hara, voice and harp

Opinions/critiques welcomed.