From the recording Fáinne Geal an Lae
"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 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."