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Bó na leathadhairce

First line:
Thíos cois na toinne
author of text

Bó na leathadhairce ('The one-horned cow') is a playful song learned by many children in school. With origins in county Kerry, located on the south-west coast of Ireland, the one-horned cow is a metaphor for a poitín still (think Irish home-brewed alcohol) and the lyrics become more peculiar as the song unfolds, perhaps reflecting the increased level of intoxication of the singer, ‘B’fhearr liom ná scilling go bhfeicfinn mo chaora ’Teacht chun an dorais' ('I would prefer to a shilling to see my sheep come to the door’).

from notes by Desmond Earley © 2019


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


Track 10 on SIGCD558 [3'09] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD558 track 10

Recording date
29 April 2018
Recording venue
All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Hyperion sampler - March 2019 Vol. 1 (HYP201903A)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 2019
    Download-only sampler
  2. Perpetual twilight (SIGCD558)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: March 2019
    Download only
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