Ó Dheara, ‘Sheanduine

A clever little song about a young woman who marries an old man, thinking he’ll be dead soon enough.  What ensues is something completely different.  The video is from a performance by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Danú. There’s also a clever animation of the song with Seamus Beagley singing in the Anam an Amhráin video series, which is where the still frame above comes from.

Ó Dheara, ‘Sheanduine

Comhairle a fuaireasa amuigh ar an mbóthar
Ó rógaire sagairt an seanduine a phósadh
Ach ba chuma leis siúd ach go méadóinn a phóca
Is go mbeinn fad a mhairfinn ag brath ar na comharsainn

Curfá:
Ó dheara ‘sheanduine, leatsa ní gheobhadsa
Ó dheara ‘sheanduine, loscadh is dó ort
Ó dheara ‘sheanduine, leatsa ní gheobhadsa
Is dá mbeinnse i mbéal dorais ná beirimse beo ort

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The County Down

Rostrevor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

A modern song of homesickness by Tommy Sands, once again pertinent for those who have had to leave their homes due to the international recession.

Sands is a singer, songwriter, and broadcaster from County Down, Northern Ireland. This song is back on the current set list for Danú, who you’ll see performing it on their live concert DVD “Danu – One Night Stand” in the video below.

County Down

When you’re out walking, and there’s no one near you
But a voice keeps calling and you hear your name
It’s not the leaves or the whispering breezes
It’s me that’s calling you back again

Chorus:
Oh can you hear me? Oh can you hear me
As you roam through lonely London town?
When evening’s falling you’ll hear me calling
“Come on home now to the County Down”

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Sliabh Gael gCua

A lovely video of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh performing live at the Fleadh Nua in 2012 with Liam Flanagan on fiddle and Dónal Clancy on guitar.  The song itself was written by Pádraig Ó Mileadha of Waterford while he was in Wales and missing his homeland in the region of Sliabh gCua.

Sliabh Gael gCua

O, a Shliabh geal gCua ná féile is fada uait i gcein mé
I`m Shuí cois cuain imáonair og tréighlag faoi bhrón
Ab tuile bhui ar thaobh diom idir mé`gus tir na chléibhe
Mar a shliabh geal gcua nach gear é mo sceol

Dá mbidhinnse imeasce mo gaolta i sceichin glas na séimbhfear
Nuaír a scaipeann teas na greine ann ón speir ghil gan small
Nú dá mbidhinn ansuid faoin réaltainn nuair thiteann drúcht ar fhear ann
ó, a shliabh geal gcua nár dheirc sín da mb´fheidir i dhail

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