Playlist T, part 12 – “Top Ten”, Trad TG4

30 July 2021

If you don’t wish to read through the notes below, you can go straight to playlist T, part 12 on YouTube here.

The twelfth in a series of the ten most popular videos on a number of YouTube channels to which I subscribe and which I visit regularly to listen to some great music which the channelmeisters have put together, some of it not available elsewhere. The selections are presented in ascending order of popularity, showing the number of views at the day the playlist was created.

Trad TG4 (1,483 videos as of today). Trad TG4’s YouTube channel is “the shop window” of TG4’s Irish traditional music output. TG4 is the Irish language Public Service broadcaster in Ireland, which produces programmes on Irish culture, music & sport. See

I’ve picked out the ten most popular videos from the channel which, hopefully, give you a flavour of the wealth of great music on offer. But you’ll doubtless want to spend a lot of time immersing yourself in the channel to get the true flavour of the sheer breadth and depth of TG4’s musical programming.

10. Conor Connolly – Drowsy Maggie/The Sailor on the Rock – Reels (110,437 views)

9. Aodán Ó Ceallaigh, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Julie Fowlis – Fill a Bhruinneall followed by Liz Doherty, Duncan Chisholm, Bruce MacGregor, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Julie Fowlis, Mike Vass and Mhairi Hall – Lord Moira’s Welcome to Scotland/Lord MacDonald’s/Colonel Rodney’s (121,692 views)

8. The Shandrum Céilí Band – Larkin’s Beehives/Travers No. 2/Dan Cleary’s Favourite/The Leitrim Bucks (132,921 views)

7. Sharon Shannon, Mary Shannon & Jim Murray – Union Street Session/McDonogh’s/John Kelly’s Concertina Reel (133,264 views)

6. Sharon Shannon Band, Socks in the Frying Pan, John McSherry & Susan O’Neill – Foxhunter’s/Music For A Found Harmonium (149,415 views)

5. Kilfenora Céilí Band, Edel Vaughan, Jerry Lynch, Craig Flanagan, The St. Patrick’s Pipe Band (Tulla) & The Clarecastle/Ballyea Youth Choir – Clare, My Heart, My Home (160,280  views)

4. Brian Scannell, Colm Slattery & Conor Casey – Mick O’Connor’s/Tom Ward’s Downfall (169,638 views)

3. Julie Fowlis, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Eamonn Doorly & Martin Ross – ‘Dá bhFaighfinn Mo Rogha de Thriúr Acu’/Dhannsamaid Le Ailean/Cairistion’ Nigh’n Eoghainn (527,888 views)

2. Niamh Farrell, Linda Nic Leòid, Seamie O’Dowd & Stephen Markham – Eleanór na Rún (1,159,598 views)

1. Linda Nic Leòid, Niamh Farrell, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Julie Fowlis, Seamie O’Dowd & Stephen Markham – Fill-iù Oro Hù Ò/Ò Cò Bheir Mi Leam (4,739,666 views)

Listen to playlist T, part 12 here.

All playlists on my channel here.

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