Dear friends

I have meant to do this for some time. Here are the words to the beautiful traditional Irish song that gave me the name for two of my landscape photos. It’s so lovely, I wish you all could listen. There is a sublime recording of this on YouTube by one of our local singers. I’m afraid I haven’t a clue how to link to YouTube, but if you want to listen, you can search for the title, and the singer is called maureenderry there.

Árdaí Chuain The Quiet Land O’ Erin

(Trad)

By myself I’d be in Árdaí Chuain
Where the mountains stand away
Oh ‘tis there I’d let the Sundays go
In the Cuckoo’s Lair abower the bay

Agus och, och Éire ‘lig is ó
Éire londubh is ó
And the Quiet Land o’ Erin

Oh my heart is weary all alone
And it sends a lonely cry
To the land that sings beyond my dreams
And the lonely Sundays pass me by

Agus och, och Éire ‘lig is ó
Éire londubh is ó
And the Quiet Land o’ Erin

Oh I’d ravel back the twisted years
In the bitter wasted wind
If the God above would let me lie
In the quiet glades abower the whin

Agus och, och Éire ‘lig is ó
Éire londubh is ó
And the Quiet Land o’ Erin

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