Fáinne Geal an Lae

Charlie O' Brien agus Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin

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"Fáinne Geal an Lae" opens “Macalla Chill Áirne,” a short film I'll be releasing this summer. The song was first published in a book of Irish folk song by Edward Walsh in the 1830's. A previous song with the same name appears in the repertoire of the brothers Connellan in the 17th century.

Seamus Barra ó Súilleabháin sings "Fáinne Geal an Lae" in the first scene of "The Killarney Echo" (Macalla Chill Áirne). We recorded this studio version of the song a few months after filming on Lough Leane, Killarney. The film is a recreation of the Victorian era tour of Killarney's lakes and Séamus is the main actor there-in. The lyrics begin "Early one morning I went out by the banks of Lough Leane."

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