Onslaught of Storms

from by Uaigneas



This song describes a trip made to the Dursey Sound where Oileán Buí is located with the godess cursing her people and lamenting Her lot.g


The wind did howl between the land and the island
A wind so strong that none were left standing.
Dolphins five struggled against the current
While the waves crashed angry against the broken cliff.

Steadfast and silent did lay the isle of Buí
For a millennium or more fast asleep
Lulled that way by the sound of the saint's bell
Its rhythm now lessening in the Onslaught of Storms

Past the stone standing overseeing the harbour
Under the stare of the cat at the church
Stands She petrified gazing o'er the ocean
'Till that day when the bell silent herald Her reign.

So many name on the graves silent.
So many rulers who did know her well.
So many faces that She did remember,
Who lie at her feet in the stony grey clay

A curse on this land who has left Me unlovéd
And shrouded here lonely staring at the sea
Where My subjects be dolphins of the realms of the ocean
Who swim in My teardrops, My sole legacy.


from Buí E​.​P., released September 21, 2011
Music: Ó Bogail
Lyrics: Ó Bogail

Recorded: Deasmhumhan Studios
Mixed and Mastered: Anders Bomberg



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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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