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Released 14th November 2008

Album Type: Album

Categorised under Traditional Celtic, Indie Rock, Alternative Folk, Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Traditional Folk, Celtic, Celtic Folk, Contemporary Celtic

John Spillane
“Irish Songs We Learned At School”

This is a very special compilation of Children’s songs that we learn (or didn’t learn!) at school. Finding recordings of these great old Irish tunes had been difficult until now, and with favourites such as Báidín Fheilimí, An Maidrín Rua, An Poc Ar Buile and many many more, these songs are now available, recorded beautifully by John Spillane and friends and the First year music class of Gaelcholáiste Choilm, Baile an Chollaigh, Co. Chorcaí and their teacher Catherine Frost.

Says John:
“It was a great pleasure to record and re-discover these beautiful songs. The recording of An Poc Ar Buile was especially lovely, as Seán Ó Sé was so kind as to sing it with me, and we had Peadar Ó Riada on piano, whose father Seán played on the original recording from the 60s, also Mel Mercier on bodhrán and bones, whose father Peadar Mercier played on the original! Go Raibh Míle Maith agaibh!”

This is a charming album and will be a great gift for those nostalgic about their childhood songs, and also great for teaching children these songs that could sadly be dying out without these lovely recordings. You’ll remember more songs that you think you know!

Educational and entertaining, ‘Irish Songs We Learned At School’


Track Listing:

1.  Báidín Fhelimí 03:22  
2.  An Poc ar Buile 03:06  
3.  Trasna na dTonnta 02:43  
4.  Séamuisín 02:53  
5.  Óró, Sé do Bheatha Abhaíle 01:27  
6.  Cill Chais 04:09  
7.  Beidh Aonach Amárach 02:49  
8.  An Maidrí Rua 03:06  
9.  Níl ‘ma Lá 05:01  
10.  Óró Mo Bháidin 03:00  
11.  Ar Éirinn Ní Neosfainn Cé hÍ 04:04  
12.  Bean Pháidín 01:24  
13.  Peigín Leitir Móir 02:29  
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