CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

The Folksong Tradition of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

1985

Publication Title

Folklore

Volume

96

Issue/No.

1

First Page

67

Last Page

86

Abstract

The two folksongs associated with Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh which survive in Irish tradition to the present are: Eibhlín, a rúin [ER] ('Eileen, my love') 'Seachrán Chearbhaill' [SC] (Cearbhall's Wandering'). Both songs occur within certain versions of the folktale of Cearbhall and Eleanor (or Eibhlín), as well as independently. In some examples, the storyteller merely alludes to one or both of the songs, while in others he sings or recites a more-or-less complete version of one of them.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-4966-1251

DOI

10.1080/0015587X.1985.9716334

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