Clannad An Diolaim: Folk Roots of One of Ireland's Groups
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- by Clannad ~ The Essential Clannad (2-CD) ~ $12.85
- Released: June 15, 1998
- Label: Music Club Records
- 1.O£lam n (Seaweed) - (Irish Gaelic)
- 2.Eleanor Plunkett
- 3.Two Sisters
- 4.Fairly Shot of Her
- 5.Si£il a R£n (Irish Love Song) - (Irish Gaelic)
- 6.Oh‚anainn S£gradh - (Irish Gaelic)
- 7.Galtee Hunt
- 8.By Chance It Was
- 9.Rince Phili¢ a 'Cheoil - (Irish Gaelic)
- 10.Gaoth Barra Na Dtonn - (Irish Gaelic)
- 11.Cumha Eoghain Rua U? N‚ill (Lament For Owen Roe)
- 12.Ga¢har B n, An
- 13.Chuaigh M‚ 'Na Rosann - (Irish Gaelic)
- 14.Coinleach Ghlas an Fh¢mair - (Irish Gaelic)
Clannad: Maire Ni Bhraonain (vocals, harp); Pol O'Braonain (guitar, vocals, bongos, flute); Ciaran O'Braonain (guitar, acoustic bass, vocals, piano); Padraig O'Dugain (guitar, vocals); Noel O'Dugain (guitar, vocals).
Includes liner notes by John Crosby.
With AN DIOLAM, John Crosby of Folk Roots Magazine compiles music from one of Ireland's most popular groups to show the band's traditional folk roots. Together with the Chieftains, Clannad defined the international and commercial possibilities of traditional Irish music for the last quarter of the 20th century, in the 1980s contributing to the development of Irish folk rock, new age, and ambient music (and spawning the solo career of one of their singers, Enya).
On AN DIOLAIM we hear the depth and breadth of Clannad's roots. Assembled from the very best of the band's groundbreaking recordings for the Gael-Linn record label, it includes a variety of folk based tunes with lyrics in Irish Gaelic. Perhaps the most beautiful song on AN DIOLAIM is the love ballad, "Siuil A Run." There's a heartwarming, bouncy jig, "The Gaitee Hunt," and finally, the exquisite "Oulaman" is sung in a rich and expansive canonistic style.
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