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Thread #10469   Message #72700
Posted By: Philippa
22-Apr-99 - 10:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ard Ti Chuain/Quiet Land of Erin
Subject: RE: Ardaigh Cuain /Quiet land of Erin
Irish lyrics will be found in the next installment. and maybe next week I'll ask Alison for an ABC. If you're trying to fit the English to the tune, you have to use at least 3 notes for the word 'land' in the chorus. I think Mary O'Hara's sister Joan composed the English version above. Mary has recorded the song
I got some discography info. via the internet:
Quiet land of Erin recorded by recorded by Jean Redpath, "Laddie Lie Near Me", Elektra; Roger Nicholson and Jake Walton. "Bygone Days", Front Hall; Rita Connolly - "Valparaiso" ; Grace Notes - "Red Wine & Promises" - Fellside FECD126
tune: Geraldine O'Grady, violin Oonagh Keogh, violin Margaret O'Sullivan, piano Melodies of Ireland - The Lark in the Clear Air Cala CACD0503, 1996;
Aird Uí Chumhaing recorded by Micheál Ó Domhnaill & Kevin Burke on "Portland", Green Linnet
Airde Cuan recorded by Alan Stivell "Renaissance of the Celtic Harp", Phillips
Aird Uí Chumhaing Craobh Rua ."No Matter How Cold & Wet You Are As Long As You're Warm & Dry" - Lochshore CDLDL1237 - ZCLDL1237
yet another version of the spelling/title is Ardaigh Cuain
the song was used in a film. I think it was the one in which Harrison Ford defeats the IRA, title? Patriot Games? or was it Neil Jordan's Crying Game (rather a better film)?