"Theme from Harry's Game," often called simply "Harry's Game," is a song performed by the Irish group Clannad, which was written and composed by Pól Brennan. Released as a single in October 1982, the song served as the main track from their album Magical Ring. However, the song was initially written and composed for the Yorkshire Television production Harry's Game, which depicted The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The song reached #5 in the United Kingdom Singles Chart in November 1982. It was also a huge success in Ireland, the band's home country, where it reached #2.

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  • "Theme from Harry's Game," often called simply "Harry's Game," is a song performed by the Irish group Clannad, which was written and composed by Pól Brennan. Released as a single in October 1982, the song served as the main track from their album Magical Ring. However, the song was initially written and composed for the Yorkshire Television production Harry's Game, which depicted The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The song reached #5 in the United Kingdom Singles Chart in November 1982. It was also a huge success in Ireland, the band's home country, where it reached #2. The lyrics are in the Irish language, and the song is to date the only British hit single ever to have been sung entirely in Irish. The chorus, "Fol lol the doh fol the day, Fol the doh fol the day," is ancient Irish mouth-music which is common in traditional music. The song won an Ivor Novello award, and launched Clannad's global career. It has since appeared in several Hollywood movies, most notably Patriot Games, in which an IRA member is seen watching the music video for the song on his television. Its use in a Volkswagen commercial introduced Clannad to an American audience. Clannad's debut trans-Atlantic album, Anam, was released in the United States in 1992 and became an enormous American success - spurred on by a strong reaction to "Harry's Game," including extensive video exposure on VH1. The song went on to garner the Billboard Music Award for World Music Song Of The Year and to reach the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart three years after its release. The song also features on Clannad's vocalists's live albums, the 2005 album Óró - A Live Session and the 2008 Moya Brennan solo album Heart Strings. The original has also been sampled various times by artists such as Kaleef and Elate. Moya Brennan recorded a solo version at Mothership Studio for dance musician Chicane, which he used on his UK top 10 hit "Saltwater." (en)
  • Theme From Harry's Game è un singolo del gruppo celtico-pop irlandese Clannad, pubblicato nel 1982, estratto dal loro settimo album in studio Magical Ring. La canzone raggiunse la posizione # 5 nel Regno Unito nel novembre 1982. È stato anche un grande successo in Irlanda, paese d'origine della band, dove ha raggiunto il # 2. I testi sono in lingua irlandese, e la canzone è a tutt'oggi l'unica hit britannica che sia mai stata cantata interamente in irlandese. La canzone ha vinto un premio Ivor Novello e ha lanciato la carriera mondiale di Clannad. Da allora è apparsa in diversi film di Hollywood, in particolare Patriot Games, in cui si vede un membro dell'IRA guardare il video musicale della canzone sulla sua televisione. Il suo utilizzo in uno spot Volkswagen ha introdotto Clannad a un pubblico americano. (it)
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  • "Theme from Harry's Game," often called simply "Harry's Game," is a song performed by the Irish group Clannad, which was written and composed by Pól Brennan. Released as a single in October 1982, the song served as the main track from their album Magical Ring. However, the song was initially written and composed for the Yorkshire Television production Harry's Game, which depicted The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The song reached #5 in the United Kingdom Singles Chart in November 1982. It was also a huge success in Ireland, the band's home country, where it reached #2. (en)
  • Theme From Harry's Game è un singolo del gruppo celtico-pop irlandese Clannad, pubblicato nel 1982, estratto dal loro settimo album in studio Magical Ring. La canzone raggiunse la posizione # 5 nel Regno Unito nel novembre 1982. È stato anche un grande successo in Irlanda, paese d'origine della band, dove ha raggiunto il # 2. I testi sono in lingua irlandese, e la canzone è a tutt'oggi l'unica hit britannica che sia mai stata cantata interamente in irlandese. (it)
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