Sacred Land (p 45)

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This poem can be found in _Lebor Gabala Erenn_ .

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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Coic urranna hErenn
etir muir agus tir
Addeoch-sa na coem canle
cacha cóicid díb

The five parts of Ireland
between sea and land
I entreat the fair candles
of every province among them

approximate pronunciation:
KOH-ik UR-a-na HAIR-en
ED-ir mweer AH-gus teer
ATH-yokh-sa na cove CAHN-leh
CAHKH-a KOH-ig-ith deev

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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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