Port na bPúcaí

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****RELEASE DATE 3RD MAY 2019*****

Port na bPúcaí - The Fairy Tune from The Blasket Islands, Co. Kerry. A fisherman heard this music on the wind one night and played it on his fiddle. The words tell the story of a woman captured by the fairies.

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Port na bPúcaí

Irish:

Is bean ón slua sí mé
Do tháinig thar toinn
Is do goideadh san oíche mé
Tamall thar lear
Is go bhfuilim as riocht so
Fé gheasa mná sí
Is ní bheidh ar an saol so
Go nglaofaidh an coileach

Is caitheadsa féin
Tabhairt fén lios isteach
Ní taithneamh liom é
Ach caithfead tabhairt fé
Is a bhfuil ar an saol so
Caithfidh imeacht as
Ach béadsa ag caoineadh'n
Fhaid a bheidh uisce sa toinn
Is ná deinig aon ní
Leis an ndream thíos sa leas...

Translation"

I am a woman from the Fairies
Who has come over the waves
And I was taken at night
For a while abroad
And I am in this state
Under spell of the fairy woman
And I will not be in this world
Until the cock crows

And I must go
Into the fairy fort
It is no pleasure for me
But I must do it
And all that is in this life
Must leave it
But I will be weeping
As long as water remains in the wave
And have no dealings
With the crowd that is down in the fairy fort...

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released May 3, 2019
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: Vocals
Billy Mag Fhloinn: Yaybahar
Engineer: Donogh Hennessy
Mastering: Pádraig Rynne

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