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Thread #160186   Message #3988520
Posted By: GUEST
22-Apr-19 - 01:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Caoineadh na dTri Mhuire (sean-nos)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caoineadh na dTri Mhuire (sean-nos)
'Peter Laban provided two links to recordings earlier on in this discussion. I haven't checked whether the links are still working'

The youtube videos I linked to before were removed. But the same clips were posted elsewhere so here you go:

Joe John Mac Con Iomaire

Iarla Ó Lionáird

The website dedicated to Joe Heaney gives a full text and some background here

From that site:

'The song is best understood as a conversation between a number of participants including Peter, Jesus, the Blessed Virgin, and the Roman soldiers. This device advances the story with the greatest possible economy, allowing us to focus on the emotional intensity of each moment, from the viciousness of the soldiers to the disbelief and distress of Mary and finally to the quiet stoicism of Jesus, offering comfort to his distraught mother.'