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Every Friday, we give away a voucher to the value of 25 big ones to spend with abandon at any of the many Golden Discs stores nationawide.

All we ask from YOU is a tune we can play TODAY.

This week’s theme: Diddly aye.

What traditional Irish tune tickles your ear buds and bangs your bodhran?

To enter, just complete this sentence:

‘The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be______________________________’

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46 thoughts on “Go Folk Yourselves

  1. James Chimney

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be “The craic we had, the day we died for Ireland” by that great patriot and balladeer, Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly.

  2. Harry Molloy

    would have to be the Tabhar Dom do Lamh by Planxty, bolted on to the end of the Raggle Taggle Gypsy. The bouzouki never sounded better! I remember when the Planxty live at vicar street cd came out and was being advertised on tv, I heard a few people saying they would buy it based on that piece of music alone. Had it played at my wedding too :-)

  3. Mr. Camomile T

    If any of y’all wants to link a youtube playlist of daycent tunes here to get me through my Friday afternoon I’d be much obliged to ye.

  4. ZeligIsJaded

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be Raggle Taggle Gyspy/ Tabhair Dom Do Lámh by Planxty. Just flawless, and the transition still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up

  5. H

    For a bit of foot stomping and bodhrán banging you can’t beat The Mason’s Apron while for a more reflective ear tickler I would go for haunting trills of The Lonesome Boatman

    1. Harry Molloy

      Those were the other two I was thinking of :-)

      there’s a live video of Matt molloy playing the matrons apron and you can see Rodger Daltry banging his head in the crowd.

      the loansome boatman is spine tingling

  6. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    ‘The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be…
    The title theme to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfL9XmDdSd4

    It was written by four young lads from Ballyfermot who were on the dole called Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi and Koji Kondo. They could’ve been big, except for when Minehishi San got a part-time job in Centra and they split up immaturely.

    They stood out.
    They were out-standing.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Sorry.
      I just can’t take the concept of a ‘competition’ on Broadsheet seriously.

      You are ALL winners.

      (Dear Golden Discs, in future just give all the entrants a balloon. That way there’s no fighting and everyone goes home happy… And you save €22.)

  7. Pip

    ‘The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be – for its sheet jubilance – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba in Galway by De Dannan. Lifts you to places you’d forgotten you could go.

  8. Murtles

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be Skidoo from Stocktons Wing. Listen to it on their Live – Take One album, holy mother of god if you were on your death bed you’d get up and dance to it.

  9. scottser

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be John Sheahan performing ‘King of the Fairies’:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnlZpRp5Yg0

    this tune features a lovely modal device of introducing the sharpened 7th in a minor key, which is ordinarily proper to the major key. this play between major and minor is a very ‘gypsy’ feel so nice and topical given the current debate around traveller ethnicity. oh, and John Sheahan is an absolute gentleman and a TOTAL FUKN LEGEND!!!!!

    1. scottser

      having re-read my post, i wish to point out that John Sheahan is a legend, not a leg-end.
      stupid broadsheet and their stupid hyphens

  10. Daisy Chainsaw

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be
    Caracena by Bill Whelan, an instrumental peice that was included on the Riverdance CD single. Vibrant and uplifting with lovely Spanish undertones.

  11. TheQ47

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be Mise Éire by Seán Ó Riada, because it combines the nest elements of traditional Irish music in the classical music style. It always reminds me of Sunday afternoons at home with my late Dad listening to this while I washed the dinner dishes, usually with me giving out because he was listening to “this rubbish” instead of RTÉ Radio 2, and him telling me I’d appreciate this good music some day.

    He was right.

    He was wrong about James Last though, he was rubbish.

  12. Turgenev

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be Packie Dolan playing The Irish Girl, recorded in America in the 1920s and reissued on Wheels of the World. Packie Dolan was the eldest of nine children of a small farmer from Longford; when he was 19 he and his 13-year-old sister emigrated to America to stay with their auntie. His fiddling has a wild otherworldly astrayness about it; you can feel through the notes the girls and boys floating across the floor of a sheebeen dancing to his tunes, their heads full of Kerry and Connemara. He made a fortune with his music, but after the Depression he returned to his trade of plumbing, and just before he was due to return to Ireland he was drowned when a boat carrying craftsmen to work on the new Riker’s Island prison sank.

  13. Boj

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be Rory Gallagher’s version of ‘Dan O’Hara’.

  14. Verbatim

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would be Luke Kelly singing Raglan Road.

  15. ouch

    I would have to go for “Mna na hEireann” by the Chieftains, if’s it’s good enough for Kubrick. Great to stick on when driving out Wesht to get the ‘uaigness’ flowing

  16. The Old Boy

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be Matt Molloy playing “The Mason’s Apron”.

  17. DavidT

    The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be the album “Steele’s Rock” from Johnny McCarthy in Ennis. Not a well-known album or artiste, I sadly note.

    Understated, pure, intelligent, masterful traditional music, played with heart and rooted firmly in his home town.

  18. Iwerzon

    ‘The most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland would have to be Arthur Mc Bride, preferable the version sung by Paul Brady. It is a beautiful anti-war song about men enjoying nature and each others company who give the recruiting sergeant a good run for his money. Very current message in so many ways.

  19. realPolithicks

    For me though the most outstanding example of traditional music from the island of Ireland is this fine choon from the legendary Trad/Rock band Moving Hearts. I used to go see the play every week in The Baggot, back in the day. They were far better live than anything they ever recorded, they’d set your heart racing and your foot tapping.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C15AcKRQR3Q

  20. Ian Madden

    It’s irrelevant since all that diddly iddly ear pollution sounds the same. Prefer to listen to a chorus of cats pining for their dinner

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