Saturday Chorale: Cailleach An Airgid (The Hag With The Money)

Sometimes the titles to these postings just write themselves. :-) I’ve picked three versions of the traditional Irish song "Cailleach An Airgid" for you to enjoy. "Cailleach An Airgid" translates from Gaelic into English as either "The Hag With The Money" or the "The Moneyed Hag" depending on the translator’s preferences. You’ll often hear Irish…

Saturday Solo: Seán Ó Riada| Ag Críost an Síol

Any Irishman or woman of my age can probably sing at least some of Seán Ó Riada’s setting of the mass in Irish "Ceol an Aifreann", (which translates literally as "Music of the Mass"). We sang it often enough as schoolchildren. It’s surprisingly difficult to find recordings of his music so I fell upon this…