Mo Ghille Mear

The Celts are renowned for their song.

Those among you who claim Irish heritage – or even those of you who just love a beautiful melody – here Mo Ghille Mear is movingly performed by The Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin. The music was composed in the 1970s with lyrics based on Bímse Buan ar Buairt Gach Ló published around 1746 lamenting the failed Jacobite uprising.

Rich history, hauntingly and rhythmically reimagined in this youthful performance for today.

Reconnect with the Celt in you.

Hum your culture.

For more about our singing traditions, listen to A Soldier’s Song, King’s College Carols, The Lark Ascending, Football Anthems and Zadok The Priest

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Lyrics
‘Sé mo laoch mo ghile mear
‘Sé mo Shéasar, gile mear
Suan gan séan ní bhfuair mé féin
Ó chuaigh i gcéin mo ghile mear’

Sé mo laoch mo ghile mear
‘Sé mo Shéasar, gile mear
Suan gan séan ní bhfuair mé féin
Ó chuaigh i gcéin mo ghile mear

Grief and pain are all I know
My heart is sore
My tears a’flow
No word we know of him…

‘Sé mo laoch mo ghile mear
‘Sé mo Shéasar, gile mear
Suan gan séan ní bhfuair mé féin
Ó chuaigh i gcéin mo ghile mear

A proud and gallant cavalier
A high man’s scion of gentle mien
A fiery blade engaged to reap
He’d break the bravest in the field

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