Videos » The Gloaming - Casadh an tSúgáin

Casadh an tSúgáin is taken from the second album by The Gloaming out now on Real World Records. A version of the song, performed by Iarla Ó Lionáird of The Gloaming also features in the BAFTA Award winning film 'Brooklyn'. Buy now: Real World - iTunes - Amazon - If you live in Australia: ---------- Iarla Ó Lionáird gives some background to Casadh an tSúgáin / The Twisting of the Hayrope. "One of my favorite songs from the folk world in the 1970s is Micheal O Domhnaill’s rendition of Casadh an tSúgáin. Paradoxically I never really sang it myself until quite recently - although Micheál was the first person to record me in a studio (Trend studios, in Dublin) many years ago. Casadh an tSúgain / TheTwisting of The Hayrope is a whimsical love story told in the usual shy and playful manner that characterizes many Irish folksongs when approaching the subject of love. Boy meets girl, calls around to her house only to be met by her rather protective mother who cleverly asks him to twist a hayrope (which by the way were used for many a thing in 19th-century Ireland, though usually to fashion a seat for chairs- hence the phrase Súgan Chair). In his efforts to cooperate with the girl's mother, the young suitor compliantly twists the hayrope but in doing so finds that as it lengthens he is once again outside the door whereupon it is summarily shut in his face by the ever expedient matriarch." The Gloaming '2' tracklist: The Pilgrim's Song Fáinleog The Hare Oisín’s Song The Booley House Repeal the Union Casadh an tSúgáin The Rolling Wave Cucanandy Mrs Dwyer Slán le Máighe The Old Favourite
15th Feb 2016, 1:47pm
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