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Welcome Home 1, M. Rice.jpg
Mickey voices the nostalgia of the emigrant who dreams of returning home to the native place and to friends.

Mountainy Farmer, T. Lynch.jpg
A picture of the harsh life of a mountain farmer

The Turning of the Year 2.docx
Theme: Local event, Family love
The melody is from a Wexford carol by Caitriona O'Leary; the words are new

Emigrant's Story.jpg
Paul and Ciaran co-wrote this song, which is sung here by Ciaran. Thanks to Ciaran for sharing the song with us.

Wind of Glory.jpg
Carlovian Paul was tasked with writing an anthem for the 50th Irish Derby; this is the result! Paul composed the lyrics, Lt Mark Armstrong the music and the anthem was performed by Celine Byrne, backed by the Millicent Singers and the No.1 Army Band.…

My Ballinabranna Home 1.jpg
Theme: Pride in Place

The Home I Left Behind p1.jpg
Mickey writes of an emigrant's sorrow at leaving his native place, his family and his loved one.

Two Will Do p1.jpg
Mickey gives an account of his encounter with the law after a long session in various hostelries, together with sound advice as a result of the experience!

Rose of Rahanna.jpg
Nancy Sheil supplied this song, written by John O'Reilly from near Arklow, County Wicklow, about a lovestruck young man who had to leave his love to earn his fortune before returning to marry her.

Doolin Drowning.jpg
The recitation recounts the awful and traumatic events when four local youths, John Murphy, and brothers James, John and Eddie Doran, along with four other youths, were drowned in Doolin Bay They were attending the Lisdoonvarna Festival on july 31st…
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