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This is track 14 of a music cd-rom entitled "Western Wind" which was produced to mark the 125th. anniversary of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Recorded at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines Road, 6 June, 2014 to August, 2015.

Recorded and mixed by Ben Rawlins, mastered by Ben Rawlins at the Jericho Mile, edited and produced by Laoise O'Brien, sleeve notes by Laoise O'Brien, graphic design by Jill O'Callaghan. Reproduction Allmedia for MPO Group.

Total running time 51.10 minutes. Copyright Technological University Dublin.


The text of the seventeenth century Irish poem Táim sinte ar do thuama is followed by the lament Caoineadh Phiarais Feiritéara (the Lament of Piaras Feirtéir). Piaras Feirtéir (c.1600-1653) was a poet, harper and local insurgent leader from the Blasket Islands in Co Kerry, who was hanged in October 1653 in Killarney where there is a memorial to him at Muckross Abbey. The lament was collected by Canon James Goodman in the 19th century and published in 1999 by the Irish Traditional Music Archives in Tunes of the Munster Pipers. There is also a version in the Irish Harp Book by Sheila Larchet Cuthbert, The piece is performed by Peter Browne who reads and plays the uilleann pipes