As our July Irish at Heart box is themed around celebrating friendship in all its forms, what better way to explore Cairdeas ('friendship') than through music? As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before in previous blogs, there is never a shortage of Irish musicians and bands to add to your playlists – no matter your taste in music. Friendship in particular is such an influential and significant life experience, that it’s perhaps unsurprising that it has inspired such a wide range of artists, and features prominently in far too many songs to mention.
Of course, Cairdeas isn’t at all a straightforward relationship – and it comes in many different forms. So below are some examples of the different ways friends manifest in our lives, and how they affect us once they are there, as expressed by an array of Irish musicians. And yes – of course I’ve managed to include an example from my beloved U2!