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Thread #142413   Message #3282382
Posted By: GUEST
31-Dec-11 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Gabhaim Molta Brighde
Subject: Origins: Gabhaim Molta Brighde
I'm looking for the origins of this widely recorded song- it is cited as Trad but I suspect it was composed by Seán Tuama, according to my research it appears in print in a book by him called An Chóisir Cheoil.

I can't find out whether this is a collection of original works by Sean, a collection of traditional songs, or a mixture. Sean Tuama did compose hymns in Gaelic so it may well be the latter, but it would be nice to know for sure.

Odd if it is composed rather than trad, as this has been recorded by quite a few artists and incorrectly attributed.

If anyone speaks Irish gaelic or has a copy of volume V of An Chóisir Cheoil they might be able to help me out and solve this mystery!

Thanks, Corwen