Táin Bó Cúalnge

The Táin, Horslips

The Táin - Horslips (1973)

Ierse folk-rock van de bovenste plank. Het album The Táin vertelt het epische Keltische verhaal van The Cattle-Raid of Cooley in veertien liedjes. Ierse reels en jigs in een stevige rock-toonzetting. Drums, basgitaar, elektrische gitaren, maar ook bagpipes, fiddles en fluiten.

"The Cattle-Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cúalnge) is the central epic of the Ulster cycle. Queen Medb of Connaught gathers an army in order to gain possession of the most famous bull in Ireland, which is the property of Daire, a chieftain of Ulster. Because the men of Ulster are afflicted by a debilitating curse, the seventeen-year-old Cuchulain must defend Ulster single-handedly. The battle between Cuchulain and his friend Ferdiad is one of the most famous passages in early Irish literature."

Horslips maakte in één klap naam met dit geslaagde conceptalbum. In 2008 kwam er een goed geremasterde heruitgave op cd. Klinkt uitstekend.

Setanta - Maeves's Court - Charolais - The March - You can't Fool the Beast - Dearg Doom - Ferdia's Song - Gae Bodga - Cu Chulainn's Lament - Faster than the Hound - The Silver Spear - More than you can Chew - The Morrigan's Dream - Time to Kill!

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