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Origins: Seathan Mac Righ Eireann

GUEST,aderyn_du 10 Oct 03 - 12:56 PM
Brían 10 Oct 03 - 01:27 PM
Brían 10 Oct 03 - 01:53 PM
GUEST,duine-saor 12 Dec 03 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,duine-saor 17 Dec 03 - 01:43 AM
GUEST 29 Sep 13 - 04:59 AM
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Subject: Origins: Seathan Mac Righ Eireann
From: GUEST,aderyn_du
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 12:56 PM

Could anyone give me origin information on Seathan Mac Righ Eireann (Seathan-Son of the King of Ireland)? Many thanks in advance!

Best,
Andrea


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Subject: RE: Origins: Seathan Mac Righ Eireann
From: Brían
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 01:27 PM

Well, for starters, here's a link to the lyrics: SEATHAN MAC RIGH EIREANN

Brían


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Subject: RE: Origins: Seathan Mac Righ Eireann
From: Brían
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 01:53 PM

you can get a smple of the song here: Flora MacNeil

Sorry i don't know more about the song, but someone who does is bound to come along.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Origins: Seathan Mac Righ Eireann
From: GUEST,duine-saor
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 02:53 PM

a charaidh,

RE: Seathann - On reconsidering this tune, I may have confused it with another one I have somewhere. After checking my version, and being unable to find the tune I may have confused it with, I decided to post this in the interest of accuracy:

This is reputedly of great antiquity, originally a lament, but also heard as an orain luaidh (waulking song).

There are several collections of variations of it, though I am uncertain if all the verses are recorded anywhere or not.

I have a set of verses to this somewhere. If anyone is interested, I will try to dig them out and transcribe or scan them.

I have only heard it done a few times, as it is getting to be a rarity. I would say any version Flora MacNeill does is going to be worth hearing.

You or others interested may E me at seamus@peak.org.

le gach durachd math,

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Origins: Seathan Mac Righ Eireann
From: GUEST,duine-saor
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 01:43 AM

Found my copies of Seathan - for those that want a copy, E me.

seamus@peak.org

As I was saying earlier, a song of great antiquity, (perhaps c. 1300 AD or earlier) originally a lament, then a waulking song.

Something like 200 verses, but I have only a handful in Gaelic, plus the Carmina Gadelica English version (which appears to have all or most of the verses.

Most people only sing 2-4 verses these days.

Tioreadh!

S


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Subject: RE: Origins: Seathan Mac Righ Eireann
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 13 - 04:59 AM

Seathan mac righ Eirinn was the son of the 1st Earl of Donegal. I believe he was much maligned by the Tuders, and that elixabeth`s men in Ireland did a propaganda job on him.


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