Coire Ansic (p 61)

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This is an excerpt from a well-known, historical Irish poem called "The Cauldron of Poesy".

The language here is Old Irish, an early medieval version of the Gaelic languages and a common ancestor language to modern Irish, Manx, and Scottish Gaelic.

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Ara-caun Coire Sofhis
sernar dliged cach dáno
dia moiget moin
móras cach ceird coitchiunn
con-utaing duine dán

I acclaim the Cauldron of Knowledge
where the law of every art is set out
which makes prosperity
which magnifies every artist
which exalts a person by means of art

approximate pronunciation:
AHR-a-KAUN KWEHR-a SO-ish
SHER-nar DLEE-yeth kawkh DAH-no
DEE-a MOY-ghed MO-in
MOR-as kawkh kayrd KOHD-khyun
con OO-dahng DIN-ya dawn

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from _A Circle of Stones_ audio, released December 7, 2012

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From haunting Celtic lullabies, through laments of intense grief and pain, to songs of healing and hope, Caera’s music always contains an authenticity that can be hard to find in today’s music, or even in today’s world in general. Powerful soprano vocals blend with the bell-like tones of her brass-strung Gaelic harp to create music that carries people through life, dreaming or fully awake. ... more

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