Risteard Mac Gabhann: Claisceadal cois Baile

Tá muid ar bís go bhfuil leabhar ár sean chara Risteard Mac Gabhann ar fáil i gCultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Tháinig Claisceadal cois Baile amach as na ranganna seachtainiúla a bhí ar bun ag Risteard linn anseo, agus tá 121 amhráin istigh ann - idir amhráin coiteannta agus amhráin le níos lú cáil. Is saothar an-tábhachtach é, agus spreagfaidh sé glúin úr de dhaoine le spéis acu i dtraidisiún amhránaíochta na hÉireann.

Tá an leabhar agus leaganacha de na hamhráin féin ar fáil ag an fháilteoir fá choinne £15. 

We're delighted that our great friend Risteard Mac Gabhann's book of Irish song is available from Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Claisceadal cois Baile emerged from Risteard's weekly singing group and contains 121 songs, some well known, and some less well known. It's a very important and timely work, and will encourage a new generation of those with an interest in the Irish song tradition. The book and versions of the songs themselves are available from reception for £15. 

Intreoir / Introduction

It is a genuine privilege for Cultúrlann Uí Chanán to be associated with Risteard Mac Gabhann's Claisceadal cois Baile. This publication by Colmcille Press is the natural outworking of Risteard's weekly singing session, the Claisceadal cois Feabhail, we have been delighted to host from as far back as 2009 when the building first opened.

Risteard's intention was always that the group would learn, discuss and sing Irish language songs to a high standard, and would be open to anyone who wished to attend, and this publication builds on those founding principles – it is accessible, it is meticulously researched and presented, and contains a wealth of information on 121 songs in total. What makes this publication even more special is that Risteard is also providing access to versions of the songs in Irish and English (in the main, with the occasional Scots Gaelic offering) through this website, and we are particularly delighted to be directly linked to Claisceadal cois Baile in this manner.

The songs associated with the publication can be accessed below and we have decided that they should be made available to anyone who wishes to access them. We would request that a donation is provided, and pledge that any money raised will go to Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin's Acadamh Ceoil. We are very grateful to Risteard for his generosity in this manner.