Celtic Fairy Lullaby
Sarah Copus with the band 2002
Celtic Fairy Lullaby is a collection of timeless songs from ancient lands. Harps, flutes, piano, and subtle orchestration accompany delightful lyrics in Irish Gaelic, Welsh and English performed by Sarah Copus, the newest member of her family’s musical ensemble, 2002. These 12 mesmerizing songs are soothing and nurturing, perfect for relaxation, sleep and meditation.
Seoithín Seo Hó (Hushaby, Hush) is an old Irish lullaby. Gartan Mother’s Lullaby is an old Irish song and poem written by Herbert Hughes and Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil, first published in Songs of Ulster in 1904. Hughes collected the traditional melody in Donegal the previous year and Campbell wrote the lyrics. This medley of the 2 songs was created by Karen Ballew.
Cariad – Written by John Wake and Lorraine King. Cariad, “cariad” is Welsh for “darling” and Cwtch (pronounced “cooch”) is Welsh for “cuddle” (“cariad” is Welsh for “darling” and Cwtch (pronounced “cooch”) is Welsh for “cuddle”.)
Bí Thusa ‘Mo Shúile (Be Thou My Vision) – Traditional hymn from Ireland
Away From the Roll of the Sea – Words and Music by Allister MacGillivray, Cabot Trail Music (SOCAN)
Éamonn an Chnoic (Ned of the Hills) – This song is about Éamonn Ó Riain (Edmund O’Ryan -1670 – 1724), a Robin Hood type figure in Irish history.
Hó bha in (Sleep My Child) – Old Irish lullaby
Bánchnoic Éireann Ó (The Fair Hills of Ireland) – Words & Music by Donnchadh Rua MacConmara (1715-1814)
Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night) – A Welsh folksong sung to a tune that was first recorded in Edward Jones’ Musical and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards (1784). The Welsh lyrics were written by John Ceiriog Hughes.
Mo Ghile Mear (My Gallant Darling) – Old Irish song written by Seán Clárach Mac Domhnaill (1691–1754)
My Singing Bird – Popularized by the McPeakes. The melody is of a Munster folk tune.
Buachaill Ón Éirne (Boy from the River Erne) – Traditional Irish air
Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn (We Brought the Summer With Us) – Traditional Irish song sung on May Day.
Seoithin Seo Ho 6:270:00/6:27
Bi Thusa Mo Shuile 4:010:00/4:01
Eamonn a Chnoic 3:510:00/3:51
Ho Bha In 4:340:00/4:34
Banchnoic Eireann O 6:320:00/6:32
Ar Hyd y Nos 3:550:00/3:55
Mo Ghile Mear 4:010:00/4:01
My Singing Bird 3:070:00/3:07
Buachaill On Eirne 5:170:00/5:17