Song of the Week : Ann Kirrane / John Condon

Taken from ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ a collection of 15 songs straight out of the tradition by Ann Kirrane. Ann’s refined style of singing coupled with the mastery of Garry O’Briain’s orchestrations give the album a unique and thrilling edge. Traditional material like Jimmy, Mo Mhíle Stór, Edward on Lough Erne Shore and Oró Johnny: Original songs like Crúcán na bPáiste, Bitter the Parting and  2000 Years after Jesus,  Ann’s own composition ‘Headin back to Doolin' (co-written with Padraig StevensLeonard Cohen’s Song of Bernadette, Delia Murphy’s Liffeyside, Songs from Ireland, Britain and America all sit together seamlessly.

This is John Condon (Words & Music: R.Laird/S.Starrett/T.McRory Publisher.Bardis Music © 2002) "Waterford born John Condon was an Irish soldier long believed to have been the youngest Allied soldier (aged 14) to be killed during the First World War, although, a birth certificate, census and war diaries now indicate that he would have been 18 years old at the recorded date of his death. It's a great song about the horrors of war." Read our full abum launch here

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