Music Thursday: Celtic Woman “Mo Ghile Mear”

Because Monday is already taken. This column will feature music I listen to when I write, or maybe sometimes music I just like (and therefore think everyone else should, too).

It’s March! You know what that means. More Irish stuff! This is an nontraditional take on a traditional Irish song by Celtic Woman:

Mo ghile mear means “my dashing darling” in Irish Gaelic. The original song is a lament about the Jacobite Rebellion in 1745. “My Dashing Darling” is Bonnie Prince Charlie, grandson of James II and pretender to the British throne. He went into exile in France after the failed uprising. This version adds English lyrics which are admittedly a little more upbeat and also don’t make a lot of sense because they have absolutely nothing to do with Bonnie Prince Charlie, but I still like it because shut up.

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