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
Writer(s) Seán Ó Riada/Traditional
Producer(s) Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"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.