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Under Minaun

by Helen Davey

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(for x5 voices, garklein recorder, lap-harp, frame drum and accordion).


Under Minaun

Bheiream toigh in Keel
Beannochaidh mé
Oh, for a boy
Oh, for a girl
Gasur, girseach
I give and I will bless

Mary & Maggie
(Mary , Honor, Bridget)
Annie & Joseph
(Mary, Sebina & another)
Bridget & Bridget (the two)
(four Mary's & Pat)
And Pat & Marge & Winifred
Mrs. Doogan & Mrs. Mulloy

OH Wun-dee-ay – ee-ay
OH Wun-dee-ay – ee-ay

Suigh síos anseo aige mo thaobh
go dtugaidh mé comhairle duit
agus go n-insidh
mé mo scéal duit.

Oh, Sit down here by my side,
till I give you some advice
and tell you my story.
I would like you to go there.

OH Midee-ay – ee-ay
OH Midee-ay – ee-ay

Oh here, in Clew Bay - Wun-dee-ay
June 1894 - Wun-dee-ay

Mary & Maggie
(Honor, Mary, Catherine)
Annie & Joseph
(John and Thomas)
Bridget & Bridget (the two)
(Sebina, Nancy, Catherine)
And Pat & Marge & Winifred
(Martin, Joseph, Pat)


(for the victims of the Clew Bay Drowning).

This piece is s "sound-painting" in response to the painting enclosed by Padraig McCaul. It is part of the project "52 Sound-Paintings". More info here: http://helendavey.com/blog/week-22-padraig-mccaul/


released May 23, 2014
artwork by Padraig McCaul


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Helen Davey Zurich, Switzerland

Helen Davey has had a career as a musician, playwright and song-writer in poetic world/folk, jazz & experimental genres. Her passion is "sound-painting" where she creates music in response to other art forms.

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