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The High Kings: Close Harmony

The High Kings: Close Harmony March 14, 2014

The High Kings is one of the Irish groups that comes across my Pandora station regularly. Their shtick is doing traditional Irish songs in close harmony, and I always notice close harmony because Jane loves it dearly. I linked to their version of “The Leaving of Liverpool” a while back; today I want to point out two quieter songs that I very much like.

The first is “Will Ye Go Lassie Go”, also known as “Wild Mountain Thyme”; this is a tune I’m learning to play on the whistle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ly9c0EPPQ

The second is “Red is the Rose”, which I just like to listen to. I believe the tune is more or less “Loch Lomond”, but it sounds rather different to my ear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAt1FqFq1J4

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