Hajime Chitose adds traditional Irish song to new single

Hajime Chitose’s upcoming single, "Hotaruboshi", includes a cover of the Irish song, "Siúil A Rún", says Bounce.com. The single also includes a second coupling track, "Yasashii Uta".

"Siúil A Rún" was recorded to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland. "Yasashii Uta" serves as the theme for J-WAVE’s Nijuusai no Uta.

I’m very curious to hear Hajime’s version of "Siúil A Rún", a song recorded by Clannad in the ’70s on the album Dúlamán. Hajime’s covers tend to suffer musically, despite her usual excellent singing. (Whoever thought it was a good idea to turn the Sugarcubes’ "Birthday" into a folk song?) Clannad’s version is mostly in English, but the chorus is in Irish. Will Hajime tackle the Irish chorus? I guess we’ll find out.

And just to sate your curiosity, here’s Clannad’s version of "Siúil A Rún". It will self-destruct in two weeks.

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