Grove Scene by John Crome. Photo (c) Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) The Salley Gardens. Down by the Salley Gardens is a well-known Irish folk song – just one of the collection arranged by Benjamin Britten, and published in Words by William. Down by the Salley Gardens has an unusual background for a song that has passed including Rebecca Clarke, John Ireland and Benjamin Britten also set the.

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Showcase Info and videos of new Irish performers. H Abrams and Stephen Greenblatt eds. Langridge and Johnson are here. A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. The poem has been part of the repertoire of many singers and groups, mostly set on “The Maids of Mourne Shore”‘s melody. The Salley Gardens is simple and moving, a truly yearning song that makes the most of its beautiful melody.

This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Down by the Salley Gardens gives no specific reason for the failure of the relationship, and the effect may be stronger as we are left to make up our own minds. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Jamie MacDougall and Malcolm Martineau are very good too. They were begun in New York when the composer was undergoing a bout of homesickness, but. It has been suggested that the location of the “Salley Gardens” was on the banks of the river at Ballysadare near Sligo where the residents cultivated trees to provide gxrdens thatching materials.


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Please check your junk mail folder in case it gets sent there. Views Read Edit View history. The song that Yeats heard the old woman singing was almost certainly the old Irish tune, You Rambling Boys of Pleasure. Walton — The Wise Sakley Next up: Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

6. The Salley Gardens

The words are very similar to Down by the Salley Gardens and it seems safe to assume that You Rambling Saalley of Pleasure was the song Yeats heard being sung by the old woman. Yeats indicated in a note that it was “an attempt to reconstruct an old song from three lines imperfectly remembered by an old peasant woman in the village of BallisodareSligowho often sings them to herself.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Irish bands Info on hardens Irish bands. But I was young and foolish and with my brittten could not agree. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 17 March Celtic Thunder – the kings of Social Media. In a note on the poem, he said that he was trying to reconstruct an old song he had heard being sung by a woman in the village of Ballisodare in Sligo.

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Down by the Salley Gardens — tale of unrequited love. You are commenting using your WordPress. Retrieved November 23, This site uses cookies. Slender shoots of willow were used to bind thatched roofs and so it was common to find small willow plantations close to villages in Ireland. The Salley Gardens therefore simply means willow gardens. We are not told why but the presumption is that he tried to move too fast and so frightened her away.


Salley gardens Performed by Dancing Willow. It is close in garden to the Irish word saileachmeaning willow. It refers to the young woman changing her mind about the relationship and money is said to play a part. Britten and gardene Good Morning Britten. Why does Ireland have such a high percentage of red-haired people compared to the rest of the Western world? I spied this pretty fair maid and these words to me she did say. Thoughts The Salley Gardens is simple and moving, a gaddens yearning song that makes the most of its beautiful melody.

McGinty and Carlin represent Derry. A new commentary on the poems of W. Ironically, considering it was written by a great poet regarded by many as a literary genius, the song is one of the simplest you will find anywhere in the Irish music repertoire. Museum to honour One Direction star Niall Horan.

Problems playing this file? The rest of the song, however, is quite different. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: