Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Beidh Aonach Amárach as sung by Altan

This is a traditional Irish song meaning There's a Fair Tomorrow. The first few verses translate to:
Oh mammy, won't you let me go to the fair 
Oh dearest love, don't plead with me Oh mammy, won't you let me go to the fair Oh dearest love, don't plead with me 
There's a fair tomorrow in County Clare There's a fair tomorrow in County Clare There's a fair tomorrow in County Clare Why should I care, I won't be there 


Altan are an Irish folk music group formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her since-deceased husband Frankie Kennedy.They brought Donegal's rich collection of Irish language songs and instrumental styles to audiences around the world,and they remain the world's foremost Irish traditional group with over a million records sold (from Wikipedia)