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Thread #54656   Message #1062583
Posted By: GUEST,An Púca
28-Nov-03 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Wexford Carol (in Irish)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish Language Wexford Carol
A Phluiméir agus a Philbín a chairde

If the carol is to be sung in Louvain or if you're looking for a Belgian-Irish connection, might I suggest (getting very far away from the title of this thread) "Dia do bheatha a Naoidhe Naoimh" which was written in the early 17th C. by Aodh Mac Aingil who was in charge of theology and philosophy when the Irish college was first founded there.

I don't know how to start threads or connect them (very impressive needlework from a plumber!) but if someone were to start a thread under the title of the above, I'll go look for the words in my boxes - plumbers any good at shelving? - and post them there along with any references I find to the music or recordings.

I would guess that the Pilbín might find references in the Catalóg Ceoil which she mentions.

Is the new thread to be titled Irish Language Belgian Carol?

The first line is probably rendered "Dia do bheatha a naí naoimh" in contemporary orthography and as far as I recall, there may have been a reversioning of the words which gave it as "Dia do bheatha a naí anocht" - naí being the final stressed syllable in the line so that the change of vowel sound in the final syllable does not upset rhyme to Irish sensibilities.

If I see a new thread created, I'll know it is of interest and dig out the text etc.