ต่าย อรทัย Tai Orathai

My village is quite small, very poor and extremely isolated yet it does have one claim to fame.

ต่าย อรทัย Tai Orathai is an extremely famous singer in Thailand. Huge hits, many awards and a large following all around Thailand especially from North Eastern Thailand (Issan). She was born and grew up right here in our humble little village. Seerung remembers her at school and her Grandma still lives about 200m away from my house. Tai returns home quite often to visit her Grandma who raised her. Normally she returns home by herself but her last trip back she brought her band with her and had a get together at her Grandmas house. All the school kids attended as well as most of the village. I was really disappointed I wasn’t able to attend but Seerung took a few photos.

Tai is second from the right. On the left you will see a pile of blankets that were handed out to people in need.

 

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Sorry about the quality of this photo but it was the only close up shot she took of the superstar.

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*new edit* here is a link to a story that Thai TV channel 3 did when she recently returned home to the village. There is some great footage of her at the school and I even recognise my niece in it. Check it out here.

Here is a video of her in action singing her hit song Gin Kao Ler Yang.

15 Responses to ต่าย อรทัย Tai Orathai

  1. That is one really long song! Must be exciting for the locals to have a celebrity amongst them.

    MeMock replied “I wouldn’t know how long it is actually because my internet is too slow to download it! A few times when I have been in Ubon and locals asked me where I am from I always say the district as no one has ever heard of my village and quite often they will reply asking if I am close to Tai. They get quite excited when they here that we are from the same village.”

  2. Nice song and a beautiful looking woman. How lovely to see someone not forgetting their roots and giving something back to their community. She sounds like a lady with a very big heart.

  3. Tai is an excellent vacal and she herself is a beautiful girl, too. I love her and her songs very much. I have graded her as one of the top 3 % best hit songs from Thailand. Whatever you do, do it with your honesty and passion in your heart. Love and care about others as yourself.

    Keep up with a good work.
    Some day my company may like to sponsor you come to show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Lor
    U S A

  4. An(ton)ius de Ridder

    Trying to learn Thai by means of the beautiful (karaoke) music-youtube-clips of this very handsome woman (Orathai) is a delight !

    So to see in the clips she must be very lovely and big-hearted.

    Wish I could see her once en concert (please let me know, who knows).

    Ton

    MeMock replied “Hi Ton, I had the pleasure of watching her in the bus ride from hell last night from laos to Thailand, the only good thing from the trip! No idea about her concert schedule but do a google search and see what comes up.”

  5. What happenned to her parent?

  6. Rene ( Denmark)

    Truly a wonderful person and a fantastic singer. Nice to see that she remember her roots and the people that raised her.
    Allways a pleasure to see the way she performs and sing. She has stile and class at its highest.

  7. Can someone help me to get her mailing addresss
    so I can mail a book s a gift for her birthday

    Melbourne ,

    Many thanks

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your message.

      I do not know her actual address but if you would like you can post it to me and either I or one of the family can walk it up the road to her house.

      Would that suit? If so – please email me direct and we can sort out addresses etc.

  8. Hi
    I want to know where she have concert now from nov-feb bcoz i go to Thailand and i want to see her, can u please help me, i have search on inernet but i cant find anything.
    A quick answer would help me,
    Regards Björn from Sweden

  9. Love her she from esan she is very humble very good vioce one song is very special to me is puying tue kon due dean due mezr yard mai me love that song very much

  10. victor quispe

    am from peru, and I love your music . i’d like to see to sing in live someday. take care lady. i love you.l

  11. Tai Orathai is the most elegant and graceful Thai lady singer.Her melodious voice is so captivating and her songs have fulfilled my life with immense happiness and even if I don’t speak Thai it does not matter at all.I hope to be lucky enough and dream to attend one of her concerts one day.

    • Another satisfied fan! Next time she visits the village and I am there I am going to ask her if she would mind doing an interview with me. Would be great if she agreed!

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