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Fiona Dalton's Irish Song Book

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Professional Irish singer Fiona Dalton talks about the origin of one of Ireland’s best loved songs and treats you to her own superb rendition. Every week there will be a newly selected song for you to listen to, so if you are interested in Ireland, its culture and music, then this is the podcast for you.

Professional Irish singer Fiona Dalton talks about the origin of one of Ireland’s best loved songs and treats you to her own superb rendition. Every week there will be a newly selected song for you to listen to, so if you are interested in Ireland, its culture and music, then this is the podcast for you.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

Professional Irish singer Fiona Dalton talks about the origin of one of Ireland’s best loved songs and treats you to her own superb rendition. Every week there will be a newly selected song for you to listen to, so if you are interested in Ireland, its culture and music, then this is the podcast for you.

Language:

English


Episodes

My Irish Molly

4/10/2021
This week we are going to get you moving with this lively jig of a song about love being in the air for springtime. So once again it is an American composition that the Irish have adopted for themselves, now get your dancing shoes on for My Irish Molly!

Duration:00:09:42

Rose of Tralee

4/1/2021
When you hear this song performed in your honor, you have been crowned the Rose of Tralee. It is the signature tune for an annual international pageant held every year in Ireland and probably one of our most famous ballads.

Duration:00:09:23

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

3/25/2021
With the whole world looking at Ireland during Saint Patrick’s Day week, this is the song that encapsulates the spirit of the Irish personality. Everyone loves a smile but when you see it in a person’s eyes, it makes it so much brighter. The fact that the song is American symbolizes the special connection across the Atlantic between our two countries and the joy that Irish culture brings to the world.

Duration:00:10:29

Christy Moore's "Ride On"

3/25/2021
If you love a song that touches the deepest reaches of our humanity, here is a piece that is a modern Irish classic that will melt your heart. It may use a horse as a theme, but it goes so much further. The song will sweep you away to a faraway place that will leave a lasting memory and feeling. Without further ado, here is Christy Moore’s outstanding “Ride On”. Enjoy!

Duration:00:09:51

She Moved Through The Fair

3/11/2021
This beautiful, haunting song tells the eternal story of unfulfilled love that is universal - boy meets girl, her family say no and she never gets to be with her man except in the afterlife when she returns to visit him. He sadly laments what could have been in the song. This is one of Ireland's all time great traditional ballads that will bring a tear to your eye. We hope you enjoy Fiona's version of this heart-wrenching song!

Duration:00:10:10

Whiskey In The Jar

2/25/2021
Our very first fantastic song is one that really came to light in the 1970’s by rock group Thin Lizzy. It's the story of a famous Irish highwayman that got his comeuppance in the end.

Duration:00:09:29

Fields of Athenry

2/25/2021
Today’s song is familiar all over the world in Irish pubs and sports grounds where an Irish team are playing. It's a sad ballad of how one man was harshly treated during the Great Irish Famine.

Duration:00:11:25