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Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) Christmas Song

Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)

Year: 1816

Written By: Father Joseph Mohr

Eithne Ní Bhraonáin (Enya) recorded her Irish language version of 'Silent Night' in 1988, the same year that she had made an international breakthrough with her song 'Orinoco Flow'. 'Oíche Chiúin' appeared as an extra track on the 'Evening Falls...' single, taken from the Donegal's singers second album 'Watermark'. Enya's sounds even more heavenly than ever on 'Oíche Chiúin' in what must rank as one of the most note perfect renditions of a carol that has been with us for several centuries.

'Oíche Chiúin' has appeared on several compilations as well as Enya's dedicated Christmas album 'And Winter Came...'. It was also included on 1997's 'A Very Special Christmas 3', the third is a series of compilations that benefited the Special Olympics.

Enya Performs Oíche Chiúin For BBC Breakfast TV in 2008


Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) Lyrics

Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,
Cách 'na suan dís araon.
Dís is dílse 'faire le spéis
Naíon beag, leanbh ceansa 'gus caomh.

Críost, 'na chodladh go sámh.
Críost, 'na chodladh go sámh.

Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,
Aoirí ar dtús chuala 'n scéal.
Allelúia aingeal ag glaoch.
Cantain suairc i ngar is i gcéin.

Críost an Slánaitheoir Féin.
Críost an Slánaitheoir Féin.