Cití Mac Aonghasa - Kitty Magennis

Magenniss Family Crest
Magennis Family Crest

It appears from the words that Kitty Magennis was a daughter of Arthur Magennis. The manuscript from which it is printed gives the title of Catherine McGuinis and attributes it to Carolan. In all probability Arthur was a neighbor of Maguire of Tempo to whose place Maguire suggested to Carolan that they should ride over for dinner; but Carolan demurred on the ground that he wished to go to Alderford.

Tá uaisle na h-Éireann a' méadadh gach spóirt,
A dúil leis bpéarla, onghean tréitheach Airt óg,
Súd mar tá mé féin leat, a chúil tais na gcraobh chas,
Dá mba righ mé ar Éire bhéinn a' dréim le do phóig!

Song Notations

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

Replay background music: Kitty Magennis
sequenced by Mike Lydiat, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey,, 2004.
For phonetics consult the pocket dictionary Fóclóir Póca

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