Slieve Gallen Brae

DESCRIPTION: The singer urges the visitor from the city to view Slive Gallen Brae: the old dolmen, the chieftain's graves, the singing linnets, the flowers, the home of Rory Dall, the grave of Cooey-na-gall. He says that bards come from far away to find inspiration
AUTHOR: James O'Kane?
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: nonballad home music
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H784, pp. 172-173, "Slieve Gallen Brae" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1420
cf. "The Banks of the Roe" (for Cooey-na-Gal) and references there
NOTES [42 words]: Not to be confused with the emigration song, "[Farewell unto] [Bonnie] Slieve Gallen Braes."
For "Cooey-na-Gal" O'Cahan and Dungiven Priory, see the notes on "The Banks of the Roe." "Rory Dall" is of course the famous blind harper of the O'Cahans. - RBW
File: HHH784

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