Mo Ghille Mear Video Goes Live

Mo Ghille Mear Video Goes Live

UCD Choral Scholars - Mo Ghille Mear

2016-02-06 18:25:26

To celebrate the imminent release of our Signum Records album Invisible Stars in the USA and Canada (12th February 2016), we are delighted to post this video of Mo Ghille Mear (My dashing, darling hero) with you. Filmed on a VERY cold November afternoon in a house with no heating on Dublin’s Henrietta Street, we’ve been waiting patiently to share it with you. Hot water bottles were necessary during the takes, but it was completely worth it. Filmed by the wonderful Zucca Films and directed by the very talented Richard Kendrick, this song is the first track from the album. Written by the eighteenth-century poet Seán Clárach Mac Dómhnaill, Mo Ghille Mear is a traditional allegorical song – similar to the Gaelic poetic form of the Aisling – in which the poet laments the departure of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). As is customary, the poetic text portrays the land in decline in his absence. The drum used in this recording is the Irish single-headed frame drum, the bodhrán. It is arranged here for choir by our own artistic director, Desmond Earley

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