“The High Road to Kilkenny”

To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here is a video clip from one of my favorite albums – The High Road to Kilkenny, which is a collection of Gaelic songs and dances from the 17th and 18th centuries. This music, which ranges from lively and infectious reels to tender and melancholic ballads, is beautifully performed by François Lazarevitch and the French period instrument group Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien.

It’s a fantastic album overall and if this sample catches your fancy, I’ve posted a Spotify playlist of the entire album below.