1797 One of the greatest songwriters ever to come out of Ireland, Samuel Lover was born on this day in 1797. He was a talented novelist, painter and singer but is probably remembered best for his songs.
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Fil Campbell with Tommy Sands perform What Will You Do Love.
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1993 Enya, was awarded with the Grammy for Best New Age Album on this day in 1993 for her album Shepherd Moons. The first of four Grammy awards the Donegal singer has won.
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Shepherd Moons by Enya
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1999 Folk legends the Chieftains won the Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy on this day in 1999 with Long Journey Home.
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Here’s The corrs and The Chieftains
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1999 Irish band Clannad won the Best New Age Album Grammy on this day in 1999 for Landmarks, released 25 years after the band first got together.
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Here’s Clannadd with the Theme From Harry’s Game.