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* [[FolkMetal Celtic Rock]]: traditional music with a hard rock/progressive rock edge.

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* [[FolkMetal Celtic Rock]]: DrumsOfWar: In the song ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4w7CE1xs5A Charolais]]'', the men of Connaught are gathering to march to war:
-->The druids read the smoke and sand;
-->Told her that she would love again;
-->The rhythms from the wolfskin drums
-->Called men to war in hide and bronze...
* FolkMetal:
traditional music with a hard rock/progressive rock edge.

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* HolyPipeOrgan: This Irish band performed a ConceptAlbum dramatising the earliest Irish mythology. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X59S14GX9PQ The Power And The Glory]]'' concerns the coming of the Irish to Ireland to take the land as their own. The main theme sounds like a triumphant hymn on pipe organ.


* ''The Tain''

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* ''The Tain''
Táin''



** ''The Tain'' is ''all'' about the fighting Irish. Even sex is a fight;

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** ''The Tain'' Táin'' is ''all'' about the fighting Irish. Even sex is a fight;


The Horslips were an Irish Celtic rock band that composed, arranged and performed based on traditional Irish jigs and reels. The band members were working in an advertising agency design studio in Dublin when they were prevailed upon to act the part of a rock band for a commercial. They enjoyed the experience so much that they pressganged a keyboard player and set about doing it for real, adopting a fusion of traditional Irish music with rock music. While semi-retired now, they can rightly claim to have inspired many local and international acts.

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Horslips were an Irish Celtic rock band that composed, arranged and performed based on traditional Irish jigs and reels. The band members were working in an advertising agency design studio in Dublin when they were prevailed upon to act the part of a rock band for a commercial. They enjoyed the experience so much that they pressganged a keyboard player and set about doing it for real, adopting a fusion of traditional Irish music with rock music. While semi-retired now, they can rightly claim to have inspired many local and international acts.


* [[FolkMetal Celtic Rock]]: traditional music with a hard rock edge.

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* [[FolkMetal Celtic Rock]]: traditional music with a hard rock/progressive rock edge.

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* FightingIrish: Lots of examples. ''The Book of Invasions'' takes the primal myth of how the Irish came to Ireland and set it to music. The key song ''The Power And The Glory", with its OminousPipeOrgan theme, has the lines
-->''not so much teachers as fighters, and what we teach is how to fight!''
** ''The Tain'' is ''all'' about the fighting Irish. Even sex is a fight;
-->''Her words were sharp, they cut him deep/In the war between the sheets''.

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* OminousPipeOrgan: * ''The Power And The Glory'' which dramatises the coming of the Irish people to Ireland in the primal myth. The song opens with a stirringly ominous theme on pipe organ that recurs throughout the track, and underscores the determination of the people to fight for and hold the land as their own.


* CelticMythology: specifically irish myth and legend.

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* CelticMythology: Myth/CelticMythology: specifically irish myth and legend.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone; ''Cuchulain's Lament'' in which the hero comes out of a battle-frenzy to realise he's just slain his BFF.

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* TheHighQueen: Medhbh, the domineering greedy monarch who plunges Ireland into destructive war.


[[caption-width-right:336:PackagedAsSomeOtherMedium - their first album sleeve, ''Happy to Meet, Sorry To Part'']]

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[[caption-width-right:336:PackagedAsSomeOtherMedium [[caption-width-right:336:PackagedAsOtherMedium - their first album sleeve, ''Happy to Meet, Sorry To Part'']]


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[[caption-width-right:336:PackagedAsSomeOtherMedium - their first album sleeve, ''Happy to Meet, Sorry To Part'']]



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Songs in the Irish rebel tradition which on the face of it are nice wistful ballads lamenting a lost love, or else accounts of long-dead mythological struggles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles between men and sub-human alien trolls]] who have usurped the soil of Ireland.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Songs in the Irish rebel tradition which on the face of it are nice wistful ballads lamenting a lost love, or else accounts of long-dead mythological struggles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles between men and sub-human alien trolls]] trolls who have usurped the soil of Ireland.Ireland]].


* {{Oireland}}

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* {{Oireland}}{{Oireland}} - a sort of mythological other-Ireland emerges from their work.
* PackagedAsOtherMedium: their first LP, ''Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part'', was released in an octagonal LP sleeve that was designed to open and pull out, like an old-fashioned button accordion. If you looked closely you could see the faces of the band members on the buttons. (See page picture)
** Unfortunately, supplies of the eight-sided custom inner sleeve for the record soon ran out. Later editions were marred somewhat by the record being packaged in a conventional 12" square paper inner sleeve. The four large corners sticking out rather spoilt the illusion.


* CelticMythology
* CelticRock
* {{Defictionalization}}
* FolkMetal: traditional music with a hard rock edge.

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* CelticMythology
CelticMythology: specifically irish myth and legend.
* CelticRock
* {{Defictionalization}}
* FolkMetal:
[[FolkMetal Celtic Rock]]: traditional music with a hard rock edge.

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