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"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'.


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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

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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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