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Traditional: "The Gartan Mother's Lullaby" for Flutes & Harp

"The Gartan Mother's Lullaby" for Flutes & Harp

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The Gartan Mothers Lullaby for Flutes & Harp
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The Gartan Mothers Lullaby for Flutes & Harp
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Composer : TraditionalTraditional
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Flute and Harp

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Arranger :Jenne Van Antwerpen & Magatagan, Mike
Publisher :Magatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
"Gartan Mother's Lullaby" is an old Irish song and poem written by Herbert Hughes and Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil, first published in Songs of Uladh [Ulster] in 1904. Hughes collected the traditional melody in Donegal the previous year and Campbell wrote the lyrics. The song is a lullaby by a mother, from the parish of Gartan in County Donegal, to her child. The song refers to a number of figures in Irish mythology, places in Ireland and words in the Irish language.

It is interesting on a personal note that both Hughes & Campbell were from Belfast, Hughes being a Protestant (Methodist) and Campbell a Catholic. Hughes collected the trad melody in Donegal the previous year, and Campbell wrote the lyrics. In the second line, there is a word that sounds something like Eeval, but it refers to "Aoibheal", the fairy or bean sidhe who guards the Grey Rock. According 'True Irish Ghost Stories', "The most famous [sídhe] of ancient times was that attached to the kingly house of O'Brien, Aibhill [Aoibheall], who haunted the rock of Craglea above Killaloe, near the old palace of Kincora. In A.D. 1014 was fought the battle of Clontarf, from which the aged king, Brian Boru, knew that he would never come away alive, for the previous night Aibhill had appeared to him to tell him of his impending fate."

Jenne Van Antwerpen ( and I created this arrangement for 2 Flutes and Harp with emphasis on the quite solace of a bedtime lullaby.
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Added by magataganm the 2012-12-11

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