Boyle Traditional Singers' Circle - Ciorcal Ámhránaíochta Traidisiúnta Mhainistir na Búille

3rd Saturday of every month. Next session: 18th May 2019.

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to the Boyle Singers' circle - Ciorcal Amhránaíochta Mhainistir na Búille

Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish.

Dodd’s Crescent Bar (back room), The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.
The third Saturday of every month, all year around, 9.30pm onwards.

All singers and listeners welcome.

January 17th 2009 - Let the wind blow high

... and it did on the first night of the 2009 Boyle singers' session. There was even a shower of snow during the evening, but the singers were cosy at the fireside while it did.

Some snatches of song heard:

Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low;
I’d feel no cold from the frost or snow
If I only had my Sally-O,
Where the wild birds sing on the mountain.

And the even more romantic:

When I was a young apprentice and less than compos mentis
I took leave of all my senses, with a maid I fell in love.
Her ringlets so entwined me, Aphrodite's smile did blind me
Cupid's arrow struck behind me, and her father owned a pub.

Tra-la ... terrible story of betrayal follows; marriage, to a scimitar wielding-Turk by her, sprints, to avoid being at the receiving end of same curly knife for him, and conclusion:

For there's many things worth trying for and occasionally worth lying for
But there's bugger-all worth dying for, so I'll stick to the single life.

Here's where Andy M. Stewart comes to the same conclusion for the same reason:

See you in February.

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