Airdi Cuan

Jennifer Culley Curtin
poem by Sean McAmbrois / tune ?trad


I learned this song from Kelly Kennedy of the Richmond, VA group "39 Fingers".  It has several variations and is also known by "The Quiet Land of Erin".  In researching, after my CD was printed, I discovered that it does have an author.  It was written by the last Gaelic speaking poet of the Glens of Antrim - Sean McAmbrois, sometime in the mid-1800's.  Originally in Gaelic, several translations exist and I don't know who did this one.


Airdi Cuan

By myself I'd be in Airdi Cuan

Where the mountains stand away

And 'tis there would let the Sundays go

In the quiet place above the bay

agus och och Eire lig is o

Eire leanndubh agus o

Ah, the quiet land of Erin

Oh my heart is weary all alone

And it sends a lonely cry

To the land that sings beyond my dreams

Ah the quiet Sundays pass me by.


I would travel back the twisted years

In the bitter wasted wind

If the Gods above would let me lie

In that quiet place above the wind.

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