Sunday Evening Lecture – Ellen Tepper


Irish Lamentation

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The tune for the ECD Irish Lamentation is based upon The Wild Geese and Caoineadh Luimni. Both are lamentations on the same lost battle in 1691. The English beat the Irish (the French had supplied them with the wrong gauge shot) at the Battle of Aughrim. Following that, the soldiers were given the option to take ship with their families and go into exile, or stay under English rule. These are the lamentations of the women and children left behind.

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