Reissue of 'Cosa gan Bhróga' by Eithne Ní Uallacháin, Gerry O'Connor and Desi Wilkinson
The Irish traditional music label Gael-Linn is marking its 60th anniversary with a range of reissues as well as new releases. Scheduled for 2013 are a compilation of singles from 1960s groups We 4, The Johnsons and Emmet Spiceland, a previously unreleased recording of a Seán Ó Riada concert, and a CD release of Seoda Ceoil featuring Willie Clancy and John Kelly.
The first reissue of the year is Cosa gan Bhróga by Eithne Ní Uallacháin (song), Gerry O’Connor (fiddle) and Desi Wilkinson (flute). Released in 1987, the album features four songs from Ní Uallacháin and a range of duets and solos from O’Connor and Wilkinson. Liam Reilly on piano/synthesizer and Mick Daly on guitar also feature. The album was engineered by Nicky Ryan.
Listen below to Ní Uallacháin singing ‘Is Fada mo Chosa gan Bhróga’. Collected by Peadar Ó Dubha in Clochaneely, Co. Donegal, the song was published in the Dundalk Democrat in 1913. It is the lament of a young man who enlists in the British army. Having served his time, however, he finds himself bootless, penniless and deserted by his first love.
Published on 11 March 2013