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Episode 2 of 4

In search of the musical heart of the nation, Cerys Matthews discusses the songs of Ireland and pieces together her own Great Irish Songbook.

Everyone has heard of the Great American Songbook. In this series Cerys Matthews explores the songbooks of other countries.

Today: Dublin, where Cerys discusses the musical heart of the nation, seeks recommendations from a panel of experts and pieces together her own Great Irish Songbook.

Featuring musician and broadcaster Fiachna Ó Braonáin, singer and song researcher Jerry O'Reilly, and cultural historian Gerry Smyth. Recorded live at Whelans in Dublin.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Aug 2015 13:30

Music Played

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  • Margaret Barry

    She Moved Through the Fair

    • Voice of the People Who's That At My Bedroom Window?.
    • Topic.
    • TSCD-660.
  • Mary Black

    She Moved Through the Fair

    • Live in Ireland.
    • Wildflower Records.
    • CLPCD 1755.
  • The Dubliners

    The Fields of Athenry

    • The Ultimate Collection - Spirit of the Irish.
    • SANCTUARY.
    • TVSAN 003.
  • Brian Kennedy

    The Fields of Athenry

  • Maire Aine Ni Dhonnchadha

    Neili An Bhrollaigh Ghile

    • Musiques du Monde, Europe, Irlande: MR0171.
    • Musiques du Monde, Europe, Irlande.
    • MR0171.
  • Jerry O'Riley

    CURRACHAI NA TRA BAINE

  • Van Morrison

    CARAVAN

    • MOONDANCE.
    • WARNER.
    • WARNER-7599273262.
  • Luke Kelly

    The Town I Loved So Well

    • The Best of Luke Kelly.
    • Celtic Airs.
    • CACD0201.
  • Hoizer

    Take Me To Church

    • HitDisc: HA201437.
    • HitDisc.
    • HA201437.
  • Jack O' Rourke

    Silence

  • Dublin City Ramblers

    Finnegan's Wake

    • Dublin Pub Songs.
    • BR.
    • BR 2306.
  • Tim O’Brien

    Mick Ryan's Lament

    • Howdy Skies Records :HS 1004.
    • Howdy Skies Records.
    • HS 1004.
  • Johnny Cash

    Streets of Laredo

    • The Cowboys Volume One: Ballads of Gunfighters & Outlaws.
    • RONCO.
    • RTL-2070.
  • Wolfe Tones

    Bold Robert Emmett

    • Celtic Collections Ltd: CCCD635.
    • Celtic Collections Ltd.
    • CCCD635.
  • Wolfe Tones

    A Nation Once Again

    • Celtic Collections Ltd: CCCD635.
    • Celtic Collections Ltd.
    • CCCD635.
  • The Pogues

    The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn

    • RUM, SODOMY & THE LASH.
    • POGUE MAHONE.
    • 244-4952.
  • The Pogues

    Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)

    • If I Should Fall From Grace With God.
    • WEA.
    • 2292-44493-2.
  • Christy Moore

    A Fairytale Of New York

    • The Grapevine Label: GRACD266,.
    • The Grapevine Label.
    • GRACD 266.
  • Horslips

    DEARG DOOM

    • THE HORSLIPS STORY.
    • OUTLET.
    • DHCD-802.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Whiskey In The Jar

    • HITS OF 1973 - VARIOUS ARTISTS.
    • PREMIER.
    • CDGH-1973.
  • Christy Moore

    Danny Boy

    • unknown.
    • Real World.
    • cdrw-27 - 1.
  • Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Gerry Smyth & Jerry O'reilly

    An Poc Ar Buile

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