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Kay posts on 2/19/2016 8:25:48 PM
I love the instrumental music in the movie The Matchmaker. Does anyone know the name or the composer of these songs?
shaun posts a message on 6/22/2012 8:30:32 PM
great film and music i liked them all
my favourite being the waterboys
bang on the ear i love this song reminds me of times past
T.C.Cummings jr. posts a message on 5/17/2012 7:24:03 PM
The song is, I believe "CARRICKFERGUS",
on the album "Irish Heartbeat". Song by
Van Morrison, accompanied by The Chieftains.
KJL posts a message on 3/30/2011 4:31:34 PM
What is the name of the sung sung by a young man, I believe he may be wearing a heavy sweater and is in either a pub or a hotel. very traditional, haunting song. I may have the wrong movie.
Kevin Catlin posts a message on 1/4/2011 1:31:27 AM
Back again years later this time on itunes to Amazon to back here with all of the lovers of the "little guitar piece" that never was.
Jackie Sheehan posts a message on 11/23/2009 7:58:46 PM
All together I have counted 37 specific pieces of music throughout the film. This includes the 2 songs run during the credits. Irish Heartbeat by Van Morrison and my personal favorite piece in the movie, For lack of a name I’m calling it “The Matchmaker Theme” by John Altman. I’m taking this liberty because I have yet to find out what it is called and to even confirm that the piece is a work of John Altman. John was given Opening movie credits for “Original Music By – John Altman” John has many other films to his credit and is much like John Williams is his successes over the years. If I manage to contact John or anyone else with info about these few pieces of music that are sprinkled throughout the film I will revisit this document.
for my exhaustive search of music in “The Macthmaker”
Jackie Sheehan posts a message on 11/23/2009 7:52:05 PM
There are over 30 different clips on this movie - contact me for a detailed list
Lyle posts a message on 11/22/2009 8:20:41 PM
Mark Knopfler sang a version of Raglan Road on one of Donal Lunny's music series, I think it might have been an episode of East Meets West. Heartwarming! He accompanied himself on an accoustic guitar. Well done, Mark!
Erica Kagan posts a message on 9/14/2009 5:09:06 PM
Amalia~ You can also find the song "Haunted" by the band The Pogues.
Erica Kagan posts a message on 9/14/2009 4:52:13 PM
Amalia~ The song from the hotel scene is called "Haunted." Shane MacGowan and Sinead O'Connor are the recording artists. It is a great song!
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