I’m just learning to play the mandolin and I’m finally able to play something that sounds like a very distant relative of music. I’ve really enjoyed learning this piece, and while it’s far from perfect I’d like to go ahead and share it with you.
This is a lovely Irish folk song about someone who has lost his true love. It’s called “Red is the Rose.”
Now that you’ve suffered through my noise, I thought I’d share this version by Nanci Griffith and the Chieftans. Hearing this was what inspired me to learn the song myself. I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m glad to be on a path.