Sting & The Chieftains: Mo Ghile Mear

One of the tunes I’m glad to be learning on the penny whistle is “Mo Ghile Mear“, an ancient Irish tune whose words are a woman’s lament for her man slain in battle. It was later used as a lament for the exile of Bonny Prince Charlie, who as a Catholic monarch would have been as welcome to the Irish as to the Highlanders.

Here’s Sting singing “Mo Ghile Mear” with the Chieftains. I’m not generally a Sting fan, but the man has a voice, and he nails this one perfectly.

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  • MeanLizzie

    Sting has a Celtic keen. Ricky Skaggs has it too. Always affecting.

  • Michael O’Keefe

    Have this album. Love it! Good show!