Posts Tagged ‘Irish’

Bruach Na Cairraige Baine

07:58 PM

Bruach Na Cairraige Baine Another song from my second demo CD “Fighting Shadows”. This is the only song on that album that I did not write myself (with the exception of the bridge). It is a traditional Irish song about unrequited love and it is one of my favourite Irish songs. My first conscious recollection of this song is a duet by Mary Black and Séamus Begley. I discovered later that I already knew an instrumental version of this song by Clannad.

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When The Sun Goes Down

09:26 AM

When The Sun Goes Down I wrote this song about two months ago, before the song Empty Days. After working it out and mixing it, I wasn’t pleased with it, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was that didn’t make it work. So I set it aside. Last week, I went back to this song as a friend of mine asked me if I didn’t have more happy songs. I redid the whole song, chose other instruments and mixed it again. I then waited a couple of days to make sure I was happy with this version and I am pleased to say that I am.

The song is heavily influenced by my love for Irish music, though there is also a hint of Eastern influences. I hope you like it.

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The Irish Gene

01:04 PM

The Irish Gene I have been a fan of Irish and Celtic music for years. So it is no wonder that my own music will be influenced by it. With this song however, I explicitly wanted to write an Irish flavored song. I named it “The Irish Gene” as Frances Black once told me that I must have something Irish in me, seeing how much I am influenced by and love Ireland and its culture. However, as far as I know my family is 100% Dutch. So maybe there exists something like an gene that makes one love Ireland and I have it.

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