Discover the magic of Canadian Irish Folk Music by Celtic Angel
Leela loves Irish Folk Music and has put together 2 songs of her own of poems written by the wonderfully talented Irish poets, Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw. Celtic Angel is adding a new dimension to Irish Folk Music, doing 2 songs for children, soothing, melodic and joyful for children and adults alike. Both songs are described below:
Baby Eyes – George Bernard Shaw (Jul. 26, 1856 – Nov. 2, 1950), Irish playwright.
Bernard Shaw’s first profitable writing venture was as a music and literary critic. He wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism in this capacity.
This song is an adaptation of Bernard’s poem ‘Baby Eyes’ and put to a Irish folk music melody composed by Celtic Angel. Bernard also wrote more than 60 plays and was an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all of his writings address social problems, but have a thread of comedy which makes their themes more palatable. The issues that particularly engaged Shaw included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.
Bernard Shaw is the only individual to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (for his contribution to literature in 1925) and an Oscar (for his work on the film ‘Pygmalion’ in 1938).
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A Cradle Song – William Butler Yeats (Jun. 13, 1865 – Jan. 28, 1939), Irish Poet and Playwright./strong>
Yeats stands over the cradle of an infant, noting that the angels, sick of the dead, are also present. God in heaven is pleased to see such a well-behaved infant, as are the “Sailing Seven” – a reference to either the planets or the seven stars of the Pleiades, which link a child to the cosmic order. Within this cosmic order, an infant’s pleasure not only affects human beings, but also resonates with the rhythms of the universe as a whole.
Yeats kisses the infant sadly, knowing that he will miss ‘the baby’ as he or she grows up.
A Cradle Song by Celtic singer, Celtic Angel.
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Celtic Angel is a Canadian Celtic Irish Singer. In this outstanding debut CD, Celtic Irish Singer, Celtic Angel, beautifully revives 16 traditional Irish and Scottish melodies. She especially loves this all time classic, Wild Mountain Thyme, or Bloomin’ Heather. Listen to this wonderful rendition recorded on Main St. in her home town, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The song brings back many fond memories of her early years in Nova Scotia.
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