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An Pluiméir Ceolmhar Lyr/Chords Req: Ag Criost an siol (54* d) RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ag Criost an siol 16 Aug 07

Thanks, Leenia.

I found a not-too-awful version after about 30 pages of Google search, and she now has enough to work on.

I would agree with you that, with its relatively free rhythm and pauses at the end of lines, it's not all that suitable for congregational singing. I think it does just about work in parts of Ireland where the style doesn't sound too alien to the congregation, but it can very easily get dragged out and lose its wonderful quality.

On the whole, I think it's infinitely better sung solo, in the sean-nós style (yes, any purists out there, I know that's a pleonasm, but "ar an sean-nós" might not be comprehensible to non-Irish-speakers ;-) ).

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