MP3 Aine Meenaghan - Thug Mé Grá Duit
Irish sean-nos (old style) singing, in Irish Gaelic, unaccompanied.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (40:17) !
Related styles: WORLD: Celtic, FOLK: Irish Traditional
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The art of sean nÃ³s singing belongs to the inner sanctum of Irish music history. Heir to the archaic tradition of bardic poetry and song which declined with the demise of Gaelic civilization in the eighteenth century, it is sustained today by a unique cohort of singers in the GaeltachtaÃ, or Irish speaking communities along the west coast of Ireland. It also enjoys prominence among Irish communities in the US, especially in Boston and Chicago, where it is patronized by immigrant communities from south Connemara.
A native of Muiceannach-idir-dhÃ¡-ShÃ¡ile, Camus, Ãine Meenaghan (nee NÃ Dhonnchadha) began singing as a child and was strongly influenced by the singing of her grand father. Encouraged by her aunt, schoolteacher Treasa UÃ ChartÃºir, she began to take an interest in sean nÃ³s and, at the age of eight, entered her first competition. During the 1970s, Ãine or Nan Chamuis as she is known in Connemara, became a household name in the sean nÃ³s pantheon. She won the All-Ireland title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÃireann and in 1974 she won the coveted Corn UÃ Riada at Oireachtas na Gaeilge, the highest honour awarded to a performer in Ireland. Since immigrating to Chicago, she has performed on many occasions with Martin Hayes and Randal Bays, and tours the festival circuit throughout the U.S. She''s also taught at many music camps and has adjudicated a number of singing competitions. Her rendition of the poignant love song BrÃd ThomÃ¡is Mhurchadha highlights the richness of her subtle and distinctive style.
"Aine Meenaghan is a performer of traditional song of an exceptionally high standard." - The Irish Times