Thursday 9 April 2020
Tune of the Day: Lament of the Aran Fisherman
Traditional Irish air
This air is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. O'Neill notes: “Mr. Francis E. Walsh of San Francisco noted this air from the singing of Seamus Moriarty, a native of Kerry. The verses bewailed the drowning of a fisherman”.