Saint Sister + Crash Ensemble | Manchester Air (Live) | Other Voices #Courage2020

o celebrate the release of Saint Sister’s powerful new track ‘Manchester Air’, we are delighted to share this breathtaking live version featuring the brilliant string quartet from Crash Ensemble. ‘Manchester Air’ which was written on the island Inisheer off the west coast of Ireland was released on May 25th this year, the third anniversary of the referendum, and is featured on Saint Sister’s new album, ‘Where I Should End’, which comes out this month. On Ep.9 of Ireland’s Edge – The Podcast, Molly King, Head of Development at Other Voices, spoke to Saint Sister about music, memories, and the story behind

Joni Mitchell – River

RIVER ~ JONI MITCHELL ~ (Lyrics)

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I am in awe of the emotion this song evokes..each comment means so much to me..yes, we all share a common bond and great connection of our hearts…everyones pain is the same…each experience so unique to us…such a great classic Joni Mitchell gift What an honour it is for me to have the opportunity to express my vision for just one of Joni Mitchell’s great classics…this is one of those tunes that touches those places in the heart…as so many of Joni’s music has done through the years. This has a particular deep meaning for me…we can never get back the time we lose…so, embrace those precious moments with the ones you love. Every song means so many different things to people…and, I am still learning with each new project…thanks to each of you who watch and listen, and bear with me through my work study process to learn more. I make these videos to express the emotions of a tune, to bring honour and recognition to the tune and the artist, to keep these great classics with us forever, and, to introduce it to future generations. Tunes with a universal message that ring true forever. Thank you, Joni Mitchell and all your great musicians for all the years of so much emotion and beautiful music..I am forever thankful.
rom wikipedia: Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.[1] Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s she left for New York City and its rich folk music scene, recording her debut album in 1968 and achieving fame first as a songwriter (“Urge for Going”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides Now”, “Woodstock”) and then as a singer in her own right.[2] Finally settling in Southern California, Mitchell played a key part in the folk rock movement then sweeping the musical landscape. Blue, her starkly personal 1971 album, is regarded as one of the strongest and most influential records of the time.[3] Mitchell also had pop hits such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Free Man in Paris”, and “Help Me”, the last two from 1974’s best-selling Court and Spark.[4] Mitchell’s soprano vocals, distinctive harmonic guitar style, and piano arrangements all grew more complex through the 1970s as she was deeply influenced by jazz, melding it with pop, folk and rock on experimental albums like 1976’s Hejira. She worked closely with jazz greats including Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and on a 1979 record released after his death, Charles Mingus.[5] From the 1980s on, Mitchell reduced her recording and touring schedule but turned again toward pop, making greater use of synthesizers and direct political protest in her lyrics, which often tackled social and environmental themes alongside romantic and emotional ones. Mitchell’s work is highly respected both by critics and fellow musicians. Rolling Stone magazine called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever,”[6] while Allmusic said, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century.”[7] By the end of the century, Mitchell had a profound influence on artists in genres ranging from R&B to alternative rock to jazz.[8] Mitchell is also a visual artist. She made the artwork for each of her albums, and in 2000 described herself as a “painter derailed by circumstance.”[9] A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell had stopped recording over the last several years, focusing more attention on painting, but in 2007 she released Shine, her first album of new songs in nine years.
 
Lyrics:
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
But it dont snow here It stays pretty green
Im going to make a lot of money
Then Im going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
 
He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
Im so hard to handle
Im selfish and Im sad
Now Ive gone and lost the best baby That I ever had
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river I made my baby say goodbye
 
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Christy Moore, Jimmy McCarthy, Bright Blue Rose

Christy Moore – Bright Blue Rose

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Bright Blue Rose

Christy Moore

I skimmed across black water, without once submerging
Onto the banks of an urban morning
That hungers the first light, much much more
Than mountains ever do.
And she like a ghost beside me goes down with the ease of a dolphin
And emerges unlearned, unscathed, unharmed.
For she is the perfect creature, natural in every feature
And I am the geek with the alchemists stone.
For all of you who must discover, for all who seek to understand

For having left the path of others, you find a very special hand

And it is a holy thing, and it is a precious time
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow, it’s always been and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally
For all of you who must discover, for all who seek to understand

For having left the path of others, you find a very special hand

And it is a holy thing, and it is a precious time
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow, it’s always been and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally
One bright blue rose outlives all those
Two thousand years and still it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

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Songwriters: Maccarthy JamesBright Blue Rose lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Int. Ltd.

Loah – Lord If I ever needed someone, I Need You.

Loah – If I Ever Needed Someone (Van Morrison Cover) #RaveOnVanMorrison

6,446 views•Premiered Aug 25, 2020 1487ShareSavehotpressmagazine Loah performs ‘If I Ever Needed Someone’ by Van Morrison during lockdown, as part of Rave On, Van Morrison – the celebration of the work of the legendary Irish songwriter, curated by Hot Press magazine, to mark Van’s 75th birthday, on August 31, 2020. Rave On, Van Morrison includes over 75 videos by artists from the island of Ireland, home of creativity – and of truly extraordinary music… http://www.hotpress.com/van-morrison/ To commemorate the 75th birthday of one of Ireland’s greatest ever songwriters and performers, the August issue of Hot Press is a Van Morrison Special, which tracks his amazing career all the way back to the 1960s. https://shop.hotpress.com/collections… Support Hot Press by subscribing here: https://shop.hotpress.com/collections… Subscribe to the Hot Press Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXgw… Where to buy the finest Hot Press merch: https://shop.hotpress.com/ Follow Hot Press on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotpressmag… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotpressmaga… Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotpress

If I Ever Needed Someone

Van Morrison

Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You
Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You

See me through the daytime
(See me through the daytime)
And through the long, lonely night
Lead me through the darkness
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) And on into the light

To stand with me when I’m troubled
(Stand with me when I’m troubled)
And help me through my strife
At times, get so uncertain, I turn to You
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) Turn to You in my young life

Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You
Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You

Someone to hold on to
(Someone to hold to)
And keep me from all fear
Someone to be my guiding light
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) And keep me ever dear

To keep me from all my selfishness
(Keep me from all selfishness)
To keepin’ me from all my sorrow
To lead me onto givingness
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) So I can see a new tomorrow

Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You
Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You

Someone to walk with
Oh, someone to hold by the hand
Someone to talk with
Someone to understand
Eh (yeah)
Yeah (yeah)To call on when I need You
(Call on when I need You)
And I need You very much
To open up my arms to You
(Feel Your tender touch) Feel Your tender touch

To feel it and to keep it
(Feel it and keep it)
Tuck it right here in my soul (yeah-yeah)
And care for it and keep it with me
(Never, never to grow old) Never to grow old

Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You
Lord, if I ever needed someone, I need You
One more time again
Lord, if I ever needed, needed someone, I need You
Lord, oh, if I ever needed someone, I need You

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Songwriters: Van MorrisonIf I Ever Needed Someone

lyrics © Wb Music Corp., Caledonia Soul Music

Lumiere, Damien Dempsey – The West’s Awake, Live @NCH

The West’s Awake

Lumiere

When all beside a vigil keep,
The West’s asleep, the West’s asleep –
Alas! and well may Erin weep
When Connacht lies in slumber deep.
There lake and plain smile fair and free,
‘Mid rocks their guardian chivalry.
Sing, Oh! let man learn liberty
From crashing wind and lashing sea.

That chainless wave and lovely land
Freedom and nationhood demand;
Be sure the great God never planned
For slumb’ring slaves a home so grand.
And long a brave and haughty race
Honoured and sentinelled the place.
Sing, Oh! not even their sons’ disgrace
Can quite destroy their glory’s trace.

For often, in O’Connor’s van,
To triumph dashed each Connacht clan.
And fleet as deer the Normans ran
Thro’ Corrsliabh Pass and Ardrahan;
And later times saw deeds as brave,
And glory guards Clanricard’s grave,
Sing, Oh! they died their land to save
At Aughrim’s slopes and Shannon’s wave.

And if, when all a vigil keep,
The West’s asleep! the West’s asleep!
Alas! and well may Erin weep
That Connacht lies in s1umber deep.
But, hark! a voice like thunder spake,
The West’s awake! the West’s awake!
Sing, Oh! hurrah! let England quake,
We’ll watch till death for Erin’s sake

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