Sibéal De Burgh - Isabella Burke

Family Crest
Burke Family Crest

Hardiman classes Isabel Burke, Thomas Burke, and Planxty Burke as having been composed for a respectable family of that name near Castlebar. Hardiman should be a reliable authority on the point, for his aunt, Mrs Priscilla Hall, spent her childhood within a few miles of Castlebar and remembered Carolan. ... O'Sullivan v 2 p 11.

Shiubhalfainn oidhche agus lá leat
Is gach áit ar feadh Éireann,
Agus rachainn chum na Spáinn'leat
'S gan dá phighin bheith mar spré leat

Mo lucht gaoil agus páirte
Mar gheall ort go dtréigfinn,
Nó go dtiucfadh an bás
Is a rádh gur leis féin mé!
Song Notations

Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan v 1. Celtic Music Edition 1983.

Replay background music: Isabella Burke
For phonetics consult the pocket dictionary Fóclóir Póca
Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2004.
Lyrics are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper
by Dónal O'Sullivan v 2. Celtic Music Edition 1983.


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