Songs of the Scribe

‘Songs of Pure Joy’ – Theo Dorgan on ‘Songs of the Scribe’

Poet Theo Dorgan has written his thoughts on Pádraigín’s latest album, ‘Songs of the Scribe’:

The world is with us yet, the primal unspoiled world of clear water, clear air and birdsong; it lives in our oldest and in our newest poems and songs, and if it lives it is because great souls have still the power to cut through and back to the original wells. Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin is one of those inner voyagers, an archaeologist of the spirit world, a keeper of tradition, a maker of what is new and will be enduring. There is something uncanny about her ability to sound beauty in her singing, to find the phrase, the art and sympathy that resounds in the attentive soul. These are songs to revive and cleanse the spirit, songs of pure joy.
Theo Dorgan (Aosdána)


You can listen to track 7, The Incantation of Amergin below with Pádraigín on vocals and Helen Davies on harp.

About Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Of County Armagh and Louth parentage, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin was raised in an Irish speaking family of eight. She is a multifaceted traditional artist: a professional singer since 1999 and a researcher, song writer, author and composer.