Women of Ireland (Mike Oldfield instrumental)

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"Women of Ireland XXV"
Women of Ireland (Mike Oldfield).jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album Voyager
XXV: The Essential
Released 10 November 1997 (1997-11-10)
Format CD
Genre Celtic
Dance (Remixes)
Length 6:27 (Album version)
Label Warner Music UK
Songwriter(s) Seán Ó Riada/Traditional
Producer(s) Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Let There Be Light"
"Women of Ireland XXV"
"Tubular X"
"Let There Be Light"
"Women of Ireland XXV"
"Tubular X"
Remix CD cover
Mike Oldfield - Women of Ireland.jpg
German promo cover
Mike Oldfield - Women of Ireland - Germany.jpg

"Women of Ireland" is an instrumental piece by musician Mike Oldfield, originally released in 1996. It is a version of the traditional folk song, "Mná na hÉireann" (Women of Ireland).

Originally from the 1996 album Voyager, it also appeared on the compilation XXV: The Essential. The single release "Women of Ireland XXV" includes two mixes of the song along with a reel tune, similar to the ending pieces of the first two Tubular Bells albums.


Chart (1997) Peak
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 70

Track listing[edit]

CD single (Germany, 1996)[edit]

  1. "Women of Ireland" (edit) - 3:37
  2. "Women of Ireland" (12" Lurker mix – 9:10
  3. "Women of Ireland" (Transient mix) – 9:38

CD single (1997)[edit]

  1. "Women of Ireland" (Lurker edit) (Traditional) – 3:37
  2. "Women of Ireland" (Album version) (Traditional) – 6:27
  3. "Mike's Reel" (Mike Oldfield) – 3:51

The Lurker edit remix is by Henry Jackman and George Shilling.

Remix CD single (1997)[edit]

  1. "Women of Ireland" (Lurker edit) (Traditional) – 3:37
  2. "Women of Ireland" (System 7 12" mix) (Traditional) – 9:00
  3. "Women of Ireland" (12" Lurker mix (Traditional)– 9:08
  4. "Women of Ireland" (Transient mix) (Traditional) – 9:37


  • "Singles". Amadian. Retrieved 2009-03-01.