An Cailleach 'gus an Bard Bocht

from by Uaigneas



The second track of the "Buí" E.P. This track describes a conversation between Buí and a Bard set in the area of Kilcatherine on the Beara Peninsula in South West Ireland


Once I was graceful to the eyes of the Prince and Pauper.
To Me did They give sacrifice
During times of plenty and of strife.

And so it was since I bore the name of Ana,
Banba, Fodhla and Éiriú
Which you may know Me for it did last the longest.

Ochone since the Gall did come
And take away my Prince,Warrior and the Poor
Did I turn from Cail to Cailleach.

And with My place in this land all but assured
As My Bards and Poets no longer sing My praises
Cailleach Hag of Beara seems eternally My Name.

Petrified You are.
In this Land scarce of soil.
Where waves wash against the soles of Your feet
How sad it is that You were once clothed in riches.
Ohh Hag of Beara, now clad in rags.
Your spouses vanished, followers gone
Bards all finished save one,
And he remembers and he sings for his wretched Queen.


from Buí E​.​P., released September 21, 2011
Music: Ó Bogail
Lyrics: Ó Bogail
Recorded: Deasmhumhan Studios 2010
Mixed and Mastered: Anders Bomberg 2010



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Uaigneas Munster, Ireland

Uaigneas is a Gaelic Doom Metal band from Ireland which started in and around 1995. In 1998 it morphed into Mael Mórdha. In 2003 as Mael Mórdha's musical direction became more what it is today, Uaigneas began writing music more in keeping with the early Mael Mórdha/Uaigneas material.

The music has it's roots in early ninties Doom/Death metal and Gaelic Irish Music (Sean Nós and Irish Medieval)
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