Evoking Ireland

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The Cliffs of Moher (Co. Clare, West Ireland) rise up to 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.

The exuberant and melancholy aspects of traditional Irish music make it well-suited to the moods of film scoring. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, David Garland presents movie music tinged with the color of the Emerald Isle.

We hear from Max Steiner's "The Informer" and Victor Young's "The Quiet Man"; John Williams' scores for "Far and Away" and "Angela's Ashes"; Mason Daring's music for "The Secret of Roan Inish," Paddy Maloney's for "Agnes Brown"; and more. Plus, music from two films based on works by James Joyce: Alex North's "The Dead" and Stanley Myers's "Ulysses."

Angela's Ashes (trailer)

Ulysses (1967) - Part 1

The Secret of Roan Inish (trailer)