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The Bonny Cuckoo! ( An Chuaichin Mhaiseach )


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The Bonny Cuckoo! ( An Chuaichin Mhaiseach )
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An old traditional Irish Air, first published in 1726. It is believed that Carolan composed his tune - 'Si Bheag Si Mhor' after hearing this ancient tune.
Played on Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina, Fiddle, Whistle & Bodhran.
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It was wonderful to hear the Cuckoo calling again, at 5.30am this morning, while listening to the dawn chorus from my back door.
Incidentally, when I googled the Irish name for this tune today, I got two different answers - The Bonny Swan & The Bonny Penguin. 😳 ..
There aren't many Penguins to be found around the coast of Ireland. 😀

 

Chers,

Dick

 

 

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On 5/7/2024 at 5:22 AM, Jody Kruskal said:

Swan or Penguin not withstanding, a lovely tune. So simple and deep. Great orchestration there. Thanks.

Glad you enjoyed it Jody.

 

For the record, I have been reliably informed that the Irish for Swan is actually - Eala, while the Irish for Penguin is - Piongain😀

 

Cheers,

Dick

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