Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Come with Me: T with the Maggies and "A Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá"

Today's random song is by T with the Maggies and is called A Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá. A supergroup from County Donegal in Ireland, T with the Maggies are made up of Irish singers Moya Brennan (Clannad), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (Skara Brae, Bothy Band) and Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill (Skara Brae). All of the members are extremely highly regarded as influential and revered members of the Irish musical community, and all have, in addition to the various bands that they have participated in, produced some excellent solo work. T with the Maggies formed in 2007 to sing at the memorial of Irish musician Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (brother of Tríona and Maighread). All had performed together during their careers, but never as a foursome. They gave their first concerts as a group in 2009, and were invited to perform at the 2009 Irish Global Economic Forum. They were also commissioned by playwright Sam Shepard to record the folk song Two Sisters for his play Ages of the Moon. You can find A Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá on their 2010 album T with the Maggies, and on the 2011 Readers Digest compilation The Music of Ireland (Disc 2) - Welcome Home. The song appears to be a person begging another to come home and join lives together.