New Songs written to old Celtic Melodies

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The Demon Inside Air: The Wild Rover

Voice 1
I was born with a craving my very first day,
My blood pumped some strange stuff that pushed through my veins;
The doctors did clean it and made me okay
But the demon inside me stayed in me…

Theme: Local event, Family love
The melody is from a Wexford carol by Caitriona O'Leary; the words are new

CHORUS

Óro, Ár gcultúr gleoite, (our beautiful culture)

Óro, our culture’s growing,

Óro, ár gcultúr beomhar, (our living culture)

Alive, beomhar in Carlow. (well)

They tried to take our culture from us,

Tried to force…

THE SEASONS OF OUR YEARS

Do you remember, darling, the springtime of our years,
The passion, the tensions, the laughter, and some fears?
We planted love together and tended it with care
And we faced into our seasons, uncertain what lay…

The druids worshipped golden Fionn five thousand years ago;
They marked his birthday every year in monuments of stone;
And when mid-winter morning sun peeped o’er the rim of gold
It lit the shrine of Newgrange stone right to the very…

MOTHER

The bright wind of Springtime brings you to my mind,

Filled with fine promise, all gentle and kind;

Fountain of hope and my bright, guiding star,

Still guiding my life choice from Heaven afar.


The soft breeze of Summer…

LIFE

Farewell to the days of our youth, now long gone bye,

The red sap that pulsed through young limbs now sere and dry;

The hot pulse that throbbed in wild heart and fiery limbs,

Now chilled and faded in time as memory dims.…

Green Hills of Rossmore<br />
Author: Seamus Dunne
Location: Carlow west
Seamus remembers life as a collier and some sights of Rossmore, before having to emigrate when the works closed