Irish music is a special genre all its own, with wonderful qualities that can appeal to people of all backgrounds. You hardly need a reason to turn on your favorite Irish music, but just in case you’re wondering, the following three reasons make it impossible to resist the allure of Irish songs.
Irish music is grounded in true human experiences and emotions. Everything from war and peace, poverty and wealth, to love and grief. When you turn on Irish music, you can be transported back to a different time and place, perhaps into Ireland’s rich history, to experience the struggles and joys of the every man. For example, a song on the album “Ireland From Glen to Glen” depicts a scene so specific you feel as if you are really there: “If you ever go across the sea to Ireland then maybe at the closing of your day you will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh and see the sun go down on Galway Bay.” Whatever Irish song you play, the story will enrich your mind and boost your spirit.
Along with great storytelling comes soulful romance. An Irish ballad conveys the romantic ideals of love and loss like to other musical genre can. Whether you are playing them in the car, while you relax inside on a rainy day, or during a much anticipated date, Irish love songs can’t be imitated. “A Kiss in the Morning Early,” for example, was written back in the 19th century and has enjoyed many different recordings in the 20th and 21st centuries: “Oh father oh father I’ve got me man/ And he is the one I would wed if I can/ As handsome as ever in leather did stand/ For my kiss in the morning early.”
Irish celebrations aren’t complete without Irish music in the background. In addition to St. Patrick’s Day, there are also family reunions, birthday parties, and other social events that can benefit from the addition of Irish music. Upbeat tempos will keep guests on their feet all night for an unforgettable experience.
Of course, you’ll find all of these aspects in the soulful recordings of Michael Daly, Irish Tenor. You can find all of his albums at MichaelDalyTenor.com.