Beautiful and haunting performance of a poem by executed rebel leader Pádraig Pearse, "Mise Éire".
Composed by Patrick Cassidy. Performed at the Ireland 2016 Celebration Concert on New Year's Day.
See the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland on their upcoming Peace Proms 2016 Tour.
Mise Éire: Sine mé ná an Chailleach Bhéarra
Mór mo ghlóir: Mé a rug Cú Chulainn cróga.
Mór mo náir: Mo chlann féin a dhíol a máthair.
Mór mo phian: Bithnaimhde do mo shíorchiapadh.
Mór mo bhrón: D'éag an dream inar chuireas dóchas.
Mise Éire: Uaigní mé ná an Chailleach Bhéarra.
I am Ireland: I am older than the old woman of Beare.
Great my glory: I who bore Cuchulainn, the brave.
Great my shame: My own children who sold their mother.
Great my pain: My irreconcilable enemy who harrasses me continually...
Great my sorrow That crowd, in whom I placed my trust, died.
I am Ireland: I am lonelier than the old woman of Beare.