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Once February 26, 2008

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Many, many congratulations to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who won Best Song at the Oscars in Hollywood over the weekend.  Their song is called “Falling Slowly” from the film, ‘Once’.

As Marketa herself says at the end of this clip … “Fair play to those who dare to dream … !”

Planxty December 20, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish.
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Anyone who’s a fan of Irish and folk music and especially loves a tune to get you tapping your foot, will lovely Planxty. The band originally formed in the 1970s are themselves all legends in their own right, each having gone on from the platform that Planxty provided to wider acclaim.

The original members were Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine and Liam O’Flynn.

The group reformed for a short while in 2004 with sell-out concerts in Dublin and Clare. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, audiences can listen to their music anytime they want …