Suantraí na Maighdine

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‘Suantraí na Maighdine’, ‘The Virgin’s Lullaby’.

Written by Seán Óg Ó Tuama, this traditional Irish hymn takes the form of a lullaby sung by the Virgin Mary to the infant Jesus, as she settles him to sleep at night.

lyrics

Adhraim mo leanbh beag tagtha ar an saol,
Codail, a linbh, go sámh.
Adhraim a laige is a loime nocht fhaon,
Codail, a linbh, go sámh.

Refrain
Inis, a ghrá liom, iad luí sa mhainséar,
Inis cén fáth dhuit bheith sínte sa bhféar,
Is tú Coimhde na nGrásta agus Íosa Mac Dé,
Codail, a linbh, go sámh.


A Mhuire, a Mháthair, is a Bhuirne mhín tséimh,
Codail, a linbh, go sámh.
Is mé Coimhde na nGrásta agus Íosa Mac Dé,
Codail, a linbh, go sámh.
Go beo bocht a thánag le mian ar an saol,
Chun deoraithe fánacha a shaoradh ón éag,
Is nuair a chrochfar i n-áirde mé claonfaid chugham féin,
Codail, a linbh, go sámh.

Translation:

I worship my little child, who has come into the world,
Sleep peacefully, my child.
I worship his weakness and his bare nakedness,
Sleep peacefully, my child.

Refrain
Tell me, my love, as you lie in the manger,
Tell me why you are stretched on the hay,
[When] you are the Keeper of the Graces
and Jesus the Son of God,
Sleep peacefully, my child.

Mary, my mother, my sweet gentle nurse,
Sleep peacefully, my child.
I am the Keeper of the Graces and Jesus the Son of God,
Sleep peacefully, my child.
Truly poor I came into the world by my own choice,
To save straying wanderers from death,
And when I am hung on high,
they will turn to me.
Sleep peacefully, my child.

credits

from Madagoan, released November 6, 2019
Trad. Arr. Madagán & Divya Naik.

Clair McGreevy: Guitar, Vocals.
Divya Naik: Vocals.
Jason O'Rourke: C/G Concertina.
Stephen Porter: Low whistle.
Maria Rafferty, Lead Vocals.

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Madagán Belfast, UK

Madagán take their name from Beann Mhadagáin , the iconic mountain that overlooks their home city of Belfast. Performing on concertina, uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, flute and sumptuous harmony vocals, the music of this dynamic four-piece is driven by Belfast’s thriving music scene.

Divya Naik is one of Goa's most promising emerging artists. Kingfisher voice of Goa in 2015
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