midweek music: “Nil S’en La”

I have long loved the Irish band Clannad, and here are two very different versions of one of their standards, “Nil S’en La,” an Irish drinking song. The first is from their early live album Clannad in Concert, recorded in 1978, and which is entirely acoustic. The second is from a 1993 performance on Jools Holland’s show, and is more electronic (plus with a sax added). Both are superb.

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