siuil a ruin

Ballads and folk songs are legit the best things ever. When you hum “The Unquiet Grave” or “Tam Lin” or “The Foggy Dew” or “He Moved Through the Fair”, you’re singing songs that have been performed at feasts and funerals and battles and weddings for thousands of years, songs that have entertained kings and criminals and clergy and housewives. Songs that are so old no one can tell you how they started, only that they’ve survived and that they have meaning. Tell me that’s not astonishing and a little bit magic.

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Anuna - “Siuil A Ruin”

I'm so proud

of being a KOKIA fan.

Being said that, I’m so surprised and happy to see that the sample they used in wikipedia for Siúil a Rúin is the very KOKIA cover, out of all the large number of Irish and, hence, Gaelic or at least English-speaking artists who have covered the song as well.

A very good rendering, I must say. This song makes me fly and her voice is heavenly…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFujQjbLyrE

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Siúil a Rúin

one of the most beautiful songs ever!

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Connie Dover - Siúil a Rún

“And now my love has gone to France
To try his fortune to advance
If he e'er comes back, ‘tis but a chance
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán
(And may you go safely, my darling)”