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Thread #77129   Message #3506151
Posted By: GUEST
20-Apr-13 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Castle of Dromore
Subject: RE: Origins: Castle of Dromore
I don't remember when I first came across this song, but the version I sing speaks of the "Black Watchers, Clan Owen's Wild Banshee" So, what was the Black Water? Through my Mother's Heritage, I've found that I had Relatives who fought in the Battle of Culloden Field. I have aways been curious about these conections. In the version I sing, the second verse goes, "Bring no ill will to hinder us, my helpless Babe and me. Dread Spirits of the Black Watchers, clan Owen's Wild Banshee.And Holy Mary pitying us in Heaven for Grace doth sue, Sing Hushabye Loo, La Loo, Lo Lan, Sing Hushabye Loo, La Lo"
My Father's Heritage is from Ireland, on his Father's side,but I can't seem to find anything about it. His name is "Charles" . Now, his mother was from Praag, Czechia where I recently had the privilege of walking across the "Charles" Bridge - the "Karel"bridge. I can't find much info over his history, but I know there is something important there. My Grandmother's name was Sokola - the feminine version of Sokol, one of the most important names in Pragg. Wow.
From Diane Reed