Clannad - Theme From Harry's Game


One of my all-time favourite songs, Theme From Harry’s Game by Clannad, has a powerful effect on the mind and emotions.

Originally composed in reference to the political strife and violence in Northern Ireland in the 1980s during "The Troubles”.

In fact, I find it perfect for meditating or being mindful - there is a mysterious bittersweet beauty to the music. I can’t help but be carried away by its eerie allure…

What do you think? Where does it take you?

Lyrics


Gaelic

English

Imtheochaidh soir is siar
A dtainig ariamh
An ghealach is an ghrian

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Imtheochaidh an ghealach's an ghrian
An Daoine og is a chail 'na dhiadh

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Imtheochaidh a dtainig ariamh
An duine og is a chail ne dhiadh

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

East and west will go away
as has happened before
the moon and the sun.

Fol lol the doh fol the day
fol the doh fol the day

The moon and the sun will go away,
the young people, and later their fame.

Fol lol the doh fol the day
fol the doh fol the day

Fol lol the doh fol the day
fol the doh fol the day

A going away that has happened before,
the young man and later his fame.

Fol lol the doh fol the day
fol the doh fol the day