Musical Mondays – Sharon Corr with Jeff Beck

“Women of Ireland” or “Mná na hÉireann” in Irish is a song composed by Seán Ó Riada, perhaps the most influential figure in the revival of Irish traditional music during the 1960s. There are few pieces of music that can move me more, and I had the great pleasure of being at this very performance in London last year.

Enjoy the elegance of Sharon Corr’s violin against the thunderous guitar of Jeff Beck.

eden

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12 responses to “Musical Mondays – Sharon Corr with Jeff Beck

  1. So beautiful and soothing, Eden!

    I’ve been a huge fan of the Corrs and went to their concert before they hit it big. This piece you chose is so elegant and touching, a perfect choice for combatting Monday blues. The violin and guitar complimented each other beautifully!

    Thanks for your exquisite taste in music.

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  2. Beautiful piece. Jeff Beck has real soul, too. Thanks for posting.

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  3. This is not the kind of music I usually listen to but this song is amazing! Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. She’s pretty uber-gorgeous too… Mmmm, they weren’t named the Coooorrrs for nothing ;-). Always good to get some moody Celtic influence into rock music. “Mná na hÉireann”, which I understand translates as Women of Ireland is a bit iconic and based on an old 18th Century poem, but haven’t found the words yet.

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  5. Hi PoetJanstie, I agree she is lovely indeed, and so talented.
    Sent you the lyrics via Twitter. Appreciate your comment here.

    eden

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  6. Thanks for the post! I like both of these two.

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  7. Noe remember where I heard this last – I have a Davy Graham (RIP) instrumental version.

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