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Thread #46884 Message #3355444
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
25-May-12 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Altan song about St. Bridget
Subject: RE: Gabhaim Molta Bhride
apparently Gabhaim Molta Bhríde is not all that old as traditional songs go, although the lyrics are written in an old style
The song is attributed to Tomás Ó Flannghaile (1846-1916. Ó Flannghaile was born in Co Mayo, and was a native speaker of Irish, but he was only about 6 years old when his family moved to Manchester. Ó Flannghaile later taught at a training college in London. Among his other songs was "Dóchas Linn Naomh Pádraig", a hymn to St Patrick.