Bun an Charnáin

Tom Nan Choilm Ó Lochlainn

Tom Nan Choilm Ó Lochlainn

Background | Culra

Fear ildánach a bhí i Tom Nan Choilm Ó Lochlainn as Bun an Charnáin. Chum sé amhráin i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla, agus tá bunús úrscéil, Eachtraí Mhuintir Tam, óna pheann againn chomh maith. Tá cáil an-mhór ar an amhrán Ócam an Phríosúin a chum sé nuair a cuireadh é féin sa bpríosún ar feadh seal de bharr poitín, ach is amhrán breá eile dá chuid, An Slaitín Iascaigh, atá á chasadh anseo dúinn ag Máire Chóil Neaine Mhic Dhonncha a bhfuil gaol aici leis an bhfile.

Tom Nan Choilm Ó Lochlainn was quite a versatile man from Bun an Charnáin. He composed songs in Irish and in English, and also wrote a prose work, Eachtraí Mhuintir Tam. The song Ócam an Phríosúin is very well known, he wrote this song after being imprisoned because of his dealings with poitín. But it is another fine song of his, An Slaitín Iascaigh, that is sung here by Máire Chóil Neaine Mhic Dhonncha who is related to the poet.

Locality | An Ceantar Áitiuil

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Poems | Na Danta

An Slaitín Iascaigh

An Slaitín Iascaigh