Let Us Sing Together of Old Times
In Chapter 35 of Eirelan, Gwen tells her friends a chilling
story that involves a song about a girl who had a baby but no husband. She went
to her father’s house for shelter and he turned her away into the cold night,
so she and her child died in the snow. That song is "The Fanaid
Grove," an old Irish ballad originating in County Donegal. I have recorded
that song - the mp3 file is below.
in the book are also well-known today. The Welsh lullaby “All Through the Night”
could easily survive the centuries, alongside the ballad “Turn, Turn, Turn” by Pete
Seeger. The people of the Province, like
their present-day counterparts, love music and love to sing and dance. While
many things change, some endure through the ages.