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Released 4th November 2016

Album Type: Album

Categorised under Traditional Folk, Traditional Celtic, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Celtic Folk, Contemporary Celtic

IRISH SONGS WE LEARNED AT SCHOOL
& MORE IRISH SONGS WE LEARNED AT SCHOOL
RE-RELEASED AS A DELUXE 2CD PACKAGE
NOVEMBER 4TH 2016

In Christmas 2008, who would have thought that a charming little album of old Irish songs that were drummed into us in school would have such an effect on adults and children alike throughout the entire country! An album that could not keep up with demand, such was it’s popularity. John Spillane’s ‘Irish Songs We Learned At School’ went on to be the biggest selling Irish Album of that year, and became “the must have” gift for home and abroad.

They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but in 2009, John did it again with ‘More Irish Songs We Learned At School’, this time joined by two great heroes of Irish song; Christy Moore and Seán Ó Sé. and once again featuring the students of Coláiste Choilm and GaelCholáiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, with teacher Catherine Frost.

On November 4th 2016, Universal Music Ireland re-issue these two modern Irish classics as a deluxe 2CD package, so we can once again re-visit our childhoods. Including favourites such as ‘An Poc Ar Buille’, ‘Trasna Na dTonnta’, ‘Buachaill on Eirne’ and ‘Dilin O Deamhas’, and a beautiful version of ‘Oiche Chiuin’ (Silent Night) this is a treasure trove of Irish songs that will take you back years. 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’& ‘More Irish Songs We Learned At School’ is the perfect gift this Christmas.




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