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MAGH SEOLA. AKA - "Level Plain (The)." Irish, Air. Composed by uilleann piper Gerard Fahy from Ballinkill, who named it after the site of an ancient battle in the west of Ireland. Magh Seola is a plain in County Galway, and the battle fought there is variously dated. The Annals of Ulster gives that it was fought in the year 652, while the Annals of Clonmacnoise gives the date as 649. The latter records: "The battle of Connaguth, wherein Marcan mac Tomayn, Prince of Imain, in the province of Connaught, was slain, and Ceanfoyle mac Colgan, and Moynagh, son of Bwyhyn, had the upper hand."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1139, "Eileen Ivers" (1994).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear Gerard Fahy playing his tune on youtube.com [2]




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