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Thread #92360   Message #1765075
Posted By: Greg B
20-Jun-06 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: Irish Songs for Funeral
Subject: RE: Irish Songs for Funeral
'Finnegan's Wake'

But seriously, folks...the air to 'Skye Boat Song' has
found its way into Irish 'tradition.'

From where was the deceased descended? You might look to
see if there's anything referring (reverently) to there.

There's a great aire "Ar Eireann Ni Neosainn Ce Hi" which
is so hauntingly beautiful (and easy to play) that it
will work handsomly. It's on the "Makem and Clancy Collection"
with Liam singing it in Gaelic. I don't understand Gaelic
and it makes me weep.