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Ardaigh Cuan

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    With a six sided (digipak) gatefold card case, complete with twenty page booklet containing lyrics, translations, and many lovely photos by Aga Tomaszek

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A traditional song in Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic). The poet Sean Mac Ambróis wrote the lyrics in the mid 19th century after emigrating from his native Co Antrim to Scotland and being stricken with "cumhaí" (longing for home).


Och, dá mbeinn féin in Ardaigh Cuan
In aice an tsléibhe 'tá i bhfad uaim
Ba annamh liom gan dul ar cuairt
Go gleann na gcuach dé Domhnaigh

Agus och och Éire ‘lig is ó
Éire líonn dubh agus ó
'Sé mo chroí tá trom agus brónach

Nach tuirseach mise anseo liom féin
Nach n-airím guth coiligh, lon dubh na traon'?
Gealbhan, smólach, naoscach fhéin,
‘gus chan aithním féin an Domhnach!


Oh, if only I were in Ardaigh Cuan
Beside that mountain that’s so far away
I was rarely without a visit
To the cuckoo's glen on a Sunday

And alas, oh Ireland
I am longing so for Ireland
My heart is heavy and sad

I am full of sorrow here alone
I don’t hear the cockerel, blackbird or corncrake
Nor the sparrow, thrush or snipe
I don’t even notice it is Sunday



from Entwined, released April 25, 2016
Traditional - arranged and produced by Ben Heneghan and Ian Lawson.

Vocals: Siobhán Owen
Violins: Lowri Porter, Julia Loucks
Viola: Nancy Johnson
Cello: Dan Bull
Wooden flute: Catherine Handley
Double bass: Ashley John Long



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Siobhan Owen Adelaide, Australia

Siobhan is a Welsh born Australian Celtic singer / harpist with a unique vocal style - blending her ethereal soprano voice with heart wrenching Celtic lilts. Performing at festivals and concerts around Australia from an early age, Siobhan is rapidly gaining recognition on the international stage. She returns to Europe in June 2016 for performances in Italy, Germany, France, Siberia, and the UK. ... more

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