Elís Mac Diarmada Rua - Eliz. MacDermott

MacDermott Family Crest
MacDermott Family Crest

The manuscript title of this piece suggests that it was composed for Elizabeth (Betty), the only child of Henry and Anne MacDermotte Roe; but a difficulty arises from the fact that in both versions of the words she is described as 'Inghean Ruarí óig -- the daughter of young Rory óig -- the daughter of young Rory or Roger. However that may be, Elizabeth MacDermott Roe married Robert Maguire of Tempo, Co. Fermanagh, for whose brothers Brian and Constantine were composed by Carolan.

Song Notations

Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan v 1 p Celtic Music Edition 1983.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
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