"Seanchas" is a pop song by Irish group Clannad. It was released in 1996 and was their first single from their album Lore. The single's title means 'Storytelling' or 'Lore' in the Irish language and is pronounced 'shan-ahas'.
An seanchas gearr, an seanchas is fearr
An scéal is giorra is milse I mbéal
An chnid is lú an chnid is fearr
Focal nó dhó má thaithníonn lig dó
Fol la 'lore'
Fol la lae
Fol dé da dú ril la
Fol dé daí é
Scéal gearr greanmhar ná scéal fada fann
Droch-scéal fada nó scéal maith lán
Scéal deas goirid an scéalin is fearr
An iomarca te rá, ná déan port de
Chomh domhain teis an fharraige,
Dubh te gual
Chomh bodhar te bata
Chomh dubh teis a sméar
Chomh gasta te giorrafhia
Chomh bocht teis an deor
Clannad (Irish pronunciation: [kl̪ˠan̪ˠad̪ˠ]) are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal. Their music has been variously described as bordering on folk and folk rock, traditional Irish, Celtic and New Age, often incorporating elements of an even broader spectrum of smooth jazz and Gregorian chant. After twelve years of success in the folk music industry, they shot to international recognition in 1982 with the release of the "Theme from Harry's Game", becoming the most successful band in the Celtic music genre. They subsequently went on to bridge the gap between traditional Celtic music and pop music in the 1980s and 1990s with albums such as Macalla and Anam. Their records usually consist of traditional Gaelic ballads, New Age tracks that ca… more »
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