Originally posted by sonhouse
Here is Nana Mouskouri singing Simple gifts:
The tune for Simple Gifts was also used in the Irish song 'Lord of the Dance'.
Here is a version of that song by the Corries:
One of them is playing the biggest frigging bodhran I ever saw! Ours are like half that size and we got one of them in Ireland
This is the Nana Mouskouri link:
Her opening lines are sung beautifully but, sadly, she is a little drowned out by the male voices and snare drum later on. I found the snare quite incongruous – it suggested military bands to me.
I enjoyed the Corries' version which was very well done, although I do prefer the song without a swing rhythm. I wouldn't expect a Celtic folk band to play without that rhythm though! I kept on mishearing "I'll lead you all" as "I'll eat you all"