I’m very excited about Culture Night 2021, which is tomorrow Sept.17th 2021.
I’ll be playing two online shows tomorrow
One is from Ionad Naomh Pádraig,Dobhair….a venue that does so much for the community.
I’ll just be chatting to them at 7pm on their FaceBook page
Then I join An Crann Óg in Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair ,also on their FaceBook Live page 8pm.
So look in and say hello.❤️
I have a new song which will be released tomorrow on BandCamp.com called ‘SEINNIMID” which means let’s sing or play music.
During lockdown I couldn’t get over the young people’s resilience and coping mechanisms…they were outstanding and courageous.
I also thought of all the young people fighting for our world in different ways from civil rights to protecting our environment, our animals and nature.
So much to be proud of …we really could learn so much from their intelligence, energy ,enthusiasm and hope.
These are the lyrics…….and a rough translation……
Tá slánú an domhan i láimhe an óige,
‘S an tsean duine diúltach ar seachrán le maoin,
Tiocfaidh taoide an mhisnigh is báifeár an t-éadóchas,
Mol an óige is tiocfaidh sí.
Seinnimid, seinnimid, seinnimid ceol daoife
Suas ós ard agus síos le fán
Buille ar bhuille , guaille ar ghuaille,
Seinnimid ceol le grá agus gean..
A chairde mo chléibh tá mian in
Ní fada uainn ‘n dóchas ag lásadh sa tír
Mar lásóg a lasann in éadán an t-anfa,
Mar réaltóg ag loinnriú i ndubh na hoích’
Tá réabhlóid ag bruith i ngoile na ndaoine
Tá’n t-athrú ag teacht agus molfaimid dó
Tógaigí gleo go dtiocfadh an tarrtháil,
Is ceolfaimid amhrán do gach duine beo
Tá’n dúlra i mbaol ‘s na h-aimhithe a gcailleadh
Ciar thuatháil ‘s na seasúir le fáillí is slad,
Muscláigí suas a chine gan daonnacht,
Is mithid an chuideadh’s mar caithfimid stad.
The healing of our World is in the hands of the youth,
Not in the hands of the lost selfish wealthy
The wave of hope will drown the despair
Praise the youth and they will thrive.
Let’s play, let’s play , let’s play music for them
Up on high and down in decline / the low,
Beat with a beat, shoulder to shoulder
Let’s play music with love and heart!
My dearest friends I have a wish in my heart
The spark of hope ignites in this land
Like a light that stays lit in the might of a storm
Like a star that shines in the darkest of nights
A revolution boils in the stomach of our people
Change is coming and we will give praise
Raise your voices until we are saved
Let’s sing a song to all on this World.
Nature is threatened and the animal numbers are in decline
We have messed up the seasons with neglect and plunder
Wake up mankind who lack humanity
It’s time to redeem and stop this devastation of our World