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Thread #14793 Message #129368
Posted By: Philippa
29-Oct-99 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Nil 'na La - a Halloween song?
Subject: RE: Níl 'na Lá
You'll find another version of Níl sé 'na Lá at the unofficial Clannad site. The placename 'Creeslough' is spelled wrong in the notes, but the Irish looks okay at a quick glance. The words of the version I learned to sing are about the same, but to a much slower air than the one sung by Clannad. Published sources include Mícheál Ó hEidhin. 'Cas Amhrán'. Cló Cois Fharraige (available from Cló Iar-Chonnachta, Indreabhan, Co Galway) and Seán Óg Ó Baoill & Manus Ó Baoill. 'Ceolta Gael', Mercier Press, Cork. Also 'Abair Amhrán', but that book only has lyrics, no music.
My next installment: version from Róise na n-Amhrán, Róise Bean Mhic Grianna, of Arranmore Island, Co Donegal.