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Thread #159372   Message #3838667
Posted By: GUEST,Felipa
13-Feb-17 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Subject: RE: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
is "o bhean a' tí ..." sung by Fionnuala Mac Lochlainn on the Amhráin Ghrá album? I like her singing and I like the way she does that song, the phrasing is a bit different from the Clannad version I'd heard previously. Fionnuala and Alf Mac Lochlainn raised their children speaking Irish but in an English speaking community (Dublin; much later they moved to Galway). Alf composed some songs in English and son Colm also writes songs. Daughter Nuala plays harp competently but I have mostly heard her sing unaccompanied (she's good). So it's a musical family but they aren't professional musicians.