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The maid of Culmore

First line:
From sweet lovely Derry for fair London town
author of text

Like many great Irish love songs, The maid of Culmore tells the story of man longing for his absent lover, who has ‘sailed out of Ireland away from Culmore’. He is so forlorn that he wishes a storm would prevent her from emigrating. He searches for her far and wide and his journey leads him to America, where he vows to wander like a pilgrim in search of his love.

from notes by Desmond Earley © 2019


Perpetual twilight
Studio Master: SIGCD558Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 5 on SIGCD558 [4'30] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD558 track 5

Recording date
29 April 2018
Recording venue
All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Perpetual twilight (SIGCD558)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: March 2019
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