The memory of the great Gaelic poet songster Colm de Bhailís (Lettermullen, Connemara) is ever-vibrant. Many of his songs are still amongst those most frequently sung by sean-nós singers throughout Connemara and the other Gaeltachtaí, and of course bua amhráin a chasadh!
This book is based on a collection of Colm de Bhailís’ songs published in 1904 by Conradh na Gaeilge. This new edition includes extra songs and music notation as well as essays by Pádraig Mac Piarais, Seosamh Laoide, Dubhghlas de hÍde and Gearóid Denvir.
Also available on CD and cassette from Cló Iar-Chonnachta is Fleadh agus Féasta, a collection of Colm de Bhailís’ songs sung by various artists, and some poetry and folklore about him.