Anyway...Music Monday. Since I'm pretty tired (no surprise there), I won't wax poetic about Celtic music. I think we all know that it's awesome. If you don't, then climb out of that hole you live in and get a grooveshark account. Either that or smack your head into the wall for having bad taste.
Irish music can be lively or mellow, wickedly merry or hauntingly sad. I love listening to it all! I've even started to learn the tin whistle and trying to play along with some of the songs. Granted, I'm pretty bad and I don't practice much, but hey, it's a start.
Flogging Molly is really the first band that introduced me to the genre. They're a bit more modern than some other bands, but they know how to rock it while still maintaining Irish sound and content. Over the last couple of months, I've been expanding my listening repertoire to include the Dubliners, the Chieftains, Grada, Danu, and Clannad. Clannad sings in Gaelic, which is kind of nice. The only thing I don't like about that is when I get one of their songs stuck in my head and I can't sing along to it! Solution: make up my own lyrics.
Well, I'm heading to the land of sleep. But before I go, here's some links for your listening pleasure. See all the variety?
Here's some Flogging Molly action, complete with a fun music video.
John Riley, a nice story song by Grada.
Teidhir Abhaile Riu by Clannad. One of my favorites.