Thursday, August 2, 2012

Music - Irish Celtic And Traditional Quiz 1

  1. Who wrote the lyrics of the famous song "Danny Boy?"
  2. Whose 1988 album Watermark propelled her to international fame as a solo artist?
  3. Why is the mountain dulcimer often called a stringed bagpipe?
  4. What famous American TV show did The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem appear on, in the early 1960s?
  5. Who wrote the sound track for the 1959 film Mise Éire?
  6. Which well known Irish traditional musician was born in Ruan, County Clare in 1968?
  7. What instrument does Micheál O Súilleabháin play?
  8. In 1903 which Chief Superintendent of Police in Chicago published Music of Ireland?
  9. Which Uilleann Piper was employed by the Irish Folklore Commission in 1942 to travel the country collecting tunes and songs?
  10. Who wrote the song "Don't Forget Your Shovel", which is most associated with singer Christy Moore?

(ANSWERS - Music - Irish Celtic And Traditional Quiz 1)
  1. English barrister Fred Weatherly, in 1912
  2. Enya
  3. Traditionally played, it has a "drone" - an underlying note that remains the same.
  4. The Ed Sullivan Show
  5. Seán Ó Riada
  6. Sharon Shannon
  7. Piano
  8. Francis O'Neill
  9. Seamus Ennis
  10. Christie Hennessey