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The Seven Joys of Mary

Áine Minogue

Áine’s latest single is now available on all your favorite downloading and streaming services. “The Seven Joys of Mary” was co-produced with Jon Evans (Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan) and features Minogue's vocals and Irish harp, Evan’s multi instrumental chops and a host of acoustic stars from folk, classical and jazz including Irish phenom, Séamus Egan (Brothers McMullen, Solás), Billy Novick (Great Gatsby), Vermont cello hero, Eugene Friesen, (Paul Winter Consort) as well as the soulful singing of Alasdair Halliday.

This beautiful song is an old Gaelic song written from the perspective of Mary as she recounts the joys her son has brought her from his birth to his story of the Holy Book from his willingness to save the world. It belongs to a small, yet beloved cache of Irish religious songs in the Irish language that are still sung today.

“Aine Minogue… A balm for our times" Entertainment Weekly

"... musically compelling..." LA Times

Áine Minogue has been a staple of the Irish and Celtic music scene for many years completing sixteen solo albums to date. She is prominently featured on numerous compilations, many of which spent months on the Billboard 100 music charts (World, Folk, New Age, Classical) Minogue is also a frequent contributor to TV soundtracks.

The Seven Joys of Mary

Credits: Seams Egan: Irish Whistle Áine Minogue: Irish harp, vocals Eugene Friesen: Cello Alasdair Halliday: Vocals
Jon Evans: Bass

Recorded and mixed by Jon Evans at Brick Hill Studios, Orleans, Massachusetts, USA Produced by Jon Evans and Áine Minogue Trad. Arr. Áine Minogue (BMI)

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Celtic Christmas Traditions

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1. Candle in the Window on Christmas Eve. What does this signify and when was the first candle lit? Will you be lighting a candle this Season to continue the tradition of your Irish heritage. Learn more.

 

2. The Kilmore Carols. Is is true there's a small village in Ireland with its own Carols for the Twelve Days of Christmas. Click here to learn more

 

3. Auld Lang Syne & New Year's Eve. Where did this song originate and why is it sung on New Year's Eve? Read on