Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Fair-Haired One: Niamh Parsons and "An Páistin Fionn"

We follow Celtic with Celtic in our random tune today. Niamh Parsons presents us with "An Páistin Fionn" from her 2000 album In My Prime. A singer of contemporary and traditional Irish music, Parsons started her solo career in Belfast in 1990. She had previously been a member of the band Killera in the 1980s with her husband. She was asked to sing for President Bill Clinton and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern in Washington DC, and has made several television appearances in Ireland. An Páistin Fionn can also be found on the 2005 compilation album Celtic Wonder. The song title means "The Fair-Haired One."