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'Of This Land' is one of Moya's best ever songs, yes or no?

Yes! I absolutely adore it
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Yes, I like it
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Grania, you're crazy, NO!
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Postby Killiney » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:47 pm

Joke. I don't want to stalk her or her family like the mad Italian that stabbed himself in Leo's Tavern.
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Postby Grania » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:50 pm

Asking isn't stalking, don't worry - we're all like that around here :lol: Not stalkers, but you can find us pretty much anywhere :lol:
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Postby Killiney » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:01 pm

I was just saying because I got an official warning from the Unity - the official Enya forum, because I said the wrong thing.
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Postby A_S » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:03 pm

It seems like everyone is in agreement that that question is rhetorical, it's just the answer that we differ on. I'm leaning in the same direction as Grania. If you look at the past years, things have changed in a positive way, suggesting that at least in real life the answer isn't "no." There will not, however, be a complete return to all the positive qualities of the past. Still, it seems like the question adds hope rather than bleakness. The fact that someone is asking and trying to help suggests that things may improve. :)

Also, I thought I'd mention that when I was in Donegal visiting some wdge tombs (with stone circles around them) near Killybegs this was the song that stayed in my head. It seemed to fit Ireland's ancient legacy perfectly. Which I thought was interesting and a nice testament to how well Clannad's sound captures the land in Donegal. Moya always says that going to Donegal is the way to understand the music better, anyhow.
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Postby Grania » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:08 pm

That we DO agree on. I haven't made Killybegs yet, but I definitely think that after I heard Clannad's music in Donegal (Gweedore particularly) itself, I somehow understood it more, and got more out of it as a result :)
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Postby Killiney » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:08 pm

I agree, Máire is trying to suggest a positive change, or perhaps to stop the atrocities that happened then, but she feels that it will not change.
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Postby Grania » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:14 pm

:lol: It's no good, we're going to have to ask :lol:
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Postby Killiney » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:16 pm

Imagine if Moya stepped into the forum and told us!











Apologies if I do not get back to you, I am extremely busy at the moment. I should get back to you at about 5.30pm tomorrow.
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Postby Grania » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:18 pm

She may well - you never know when she'll turn up :)
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Postby Turlough » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:18 pm

Killiney wrote:I was just saying because I got an official warning from the Unity - the official Enya forum, because I said the wrong thing.


Well, Killiney, if you have a reasonable question to ask Moya about a song, I'm sure you can ask her while she signs a CD for you or something. Right, all you other Moya-hugged concertgoers?
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Postby Killiney » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:20 pm

Grania wrote:She may well - you never know when she'll turn up :)


She visits the forum??
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Postby A_S » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:23 pm

Grania wrote:That we DO agree on. I haven't made Killybegs yet, but I definitely think that after I heard Clannad's music in Donegal (Gweedore particularly) itself, I somehow understood it more, and got more out of it as a result :)


Killybegs was nice. That's where I stayed when I was in Donegal, so I only went up to Gweedore for a day (a very full day, though!) There are dramatic hills around there, and the ocean (not that you're ever that far from the ocean on an island...). I can post some pictures of the wedge tombs if you like. And some from the B&B I stayed at there as well.

So we are all agreed that Clannad's music is steeped in the essence of Donegal, the hills, mountains, sea, etc. Could we say, though, that Of This Land evokes those images even more than most songs? I mean, look at the title...
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Postby Macha » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:24 pm

Killiney wrote:
Grania wrote:She may well - you never know when she'll turn up :)


She visits the forum??


Yes, she does. Last year we had a nice chat with Moya here. :)
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Postby Turlough » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:25 pm

Seems to me someone said Moya visits the General forum, although I have seen her post in the Musicians and Writers forum on one occasion.
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Postby A_S » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:25 pm

Macha wrote:
Killiney wrote:
Grania wrote:She may well - you never know when she'll turn up :)


She visits the forum??


Yes, she does. Last year we had a nice chat with Moya here. :)


That was great... And have you seen the post she made in the Christmas Wishes thread, Killiney?
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