Monday, May 4, 2009

For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name

This is one of my favorite slow airs, an Irish tune called "'Ar Éirinn Ni 'Neosfainn Ce Hi". No, I'm not sure about the spelling; there seem to be several, but the title means roughly, "For Ireland, I'd Not Tell Her Name."
Here is a lovely version by an Argentinian group.

Credits: YouTube channel: IrishFlutist85

SFUPB played the tune as part of their medley in 2007 (an inevitable meeting between perfect slow air and perfect band, says I). Here they, and their medley, are at Enumclaw. Listen for the end, where they return to the slow air, speed it up a bit, and play it against a countermelody--good stuff!

Credits: YouTube channel: Scotkin

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