Clannad Lyrics


(from Atlantic Records)

Taking their name from the Gaelic language of their native
Donegal - an abbreviation of "an clann as Dobhar," meaning
"a family from the town land of Dore" - Clannad have woven
a unique and timeless sound from the various strands of
music which surrounded them as they grew up in the remote
coastal region of Gweedore.

In their earliest days, the members of Clannad were - like
typical teenagers - influenced most immediately by the pop
charts. They would master Beach Boys, Stones, and Joni
Mitchell covers, More...




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Spelling mistakes, typos, and grammatical errors | Reviewer: Kass
    ------ About the song Siuil a Run performed by Clannad

The chorus should read:
Siil, siil, siil a rn,
Siil go socair agus siil go ciin
Siil go dt an doras agus ealaigh liom
Is go dt tu mo mhuirnn sln

The translation is inaccurate because of someone's attempt at making it rhyme in English. It should be:
Walk, walk, walk, O secret love,
Walk softly and walk quickly
Walk to the door, and elope with me.
You are ever my darling. Goodbye/Fare thee well.
(Quite a different thing!)

And the chorus should sound like this:
Chorus (in phonetic Gaelic)
Shule, shule, shule, aroon
Shule go soccer agus shule go kuin,
Shule go gee an durrus oggus aylee lom,
Iss go jay tu ma wirneen slawn.

One could argue that "viorneen" is the southern pronunciation and I'm from the Northwest. But "tu mo mhuirnin" could not ever be pronounced "toe aviorneen" in any dialect and it's likely it's a typo.

The Haunting Caislean Oir | Reviewer: Frank Olmsted
    ------ About the song Caislean Oir performed by Clannad

As so many of Clannad's songs are, Caislean Oir is hauntingly beautiful. It is wonderful in Gaelic, but it is very much worth reading the lyrics in English to gain the full richness of this song.

Meaning of the song | Reviewer: mathair4
    ------ About the song Caislean Oir performed by Clannad

Funny, when I was a little girl, I always thought that also; that the sun rays were taking a soul up to heaven. This is one of my favorite songs but I never made that connection in the meaning of the song. Makes total sense. Go hálainn.

Translation and meaning | Reviewer: Con
    ------ About the song Caislean Oir performed by Clannad

Hi there,

The lyrics mean:

Around Us,
Bright stars in the night,
The sea is quiet
And there is quiet in the wind
The quiet sea
is asleep in the wind

Down in the valley, the valley of fog
The kingdom of the sun in Caislean Óir*
The sea is quiet and there is quiet in the wind
The quiet sea is asleep in the wind

Magic to entice people before us
Bright lights of Caislean Óir
The sea is quiet and there is quiet in the wind
The quiet sea is asleep in the wind

Around Us,
Bright stars in the night,
The sea is quiet
And there is quiet in the wind
The quiet sea
is asleep in the wind


*Caislean Óir means 'Castles of Gold'. I was half brought up in the Gaeltacht area and I was told when I was younger that the phrase relates to an old belief of people in the area that sunrays through clouds where stairways to heaven. The Castles of Gold where like paradise and lost loved ones lived there, so the locals would think of them fondly and watch them over the sea.

Cheers :)

Con

Rock, not rod | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Siuil a Run performed by Clannad

The line should read, 'I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel, I'll sell my only spinning wheel.' It's not about fishing guys, its about the tools the lady uses to spin thread. A 'rock' is a distaff, a reel is used to wind the thread into skeins and the spinning wheel...well...that should be self explanatory.

Translated? | Reviewer: Myself
    ------ About the song Mo Mhaire performed by Clannad

Does anyone have this lyrics translated to english? Or could someone at least tell me what this song is about? I love the song but its annoying not knowing what the lyrics mean...
if u have the lyrics or know what the song is about, please contact me on my email :)
thanks

Siuil a Run | Reviewer: Me
    ------ About the song Siuil a Run performed by Clannad

I like this song. I was glad to find the lyrics to it, especially when I found the Englis translation. I could tell that it was being sung mostly in the Irish Gaelic tongue, but I really wanted to know what was being sung! Anyway, this page is really helpful.

Great Song | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Newgrange performed by Clannad

I love the mysterious way this song is performed. This song is one of my top favorites, and I like almost every song I've heard

Funeralsound | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Theme From Harry's Game performed by Clannad

My mother insisted in playing this song on her funeral.
Evenso wanted my brother this song on his funeral.
In 2003 and 2007 my both sisters had this song on theis funeral.
When I'm working on my computer I often have this song playing in the background. Your song gives me the strength of going on.
Thank you very much.
Jan from Holland

hey | Reviewer: Carolina
    ------ About the song Siuil a Run performed by Clannad

hey, im Carolina. I was readin' the lyrics n i found out that -according to my cds' version- the song goes like this:
I wish I was on yonder hill [...]

I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel[...]

Chorus..

i might be mistaken. In that case im sorry lol. dunno my granmother told me it was like that. let me kno :P

best wishes




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