#ChoralMarch – March 16th, “Dúlamán”, UCD Choral Scholars

Having blogged lately about UCD Choral Scholars and their album of Irish and Scottish choral works, I have great pleasure to find they have a new album just out – Perpetual Twilight. And it begins with a song from the Donegal Gaeltacht, Dúlamán,  about an edible seaweed. Not at all an obscure topic ; seaweed became a lifesaving resource during the Famine. I have read that Gaoith Dobhair was one of the only parts of rural Ireland to see a population increase during the Famine because of the accessibility of seaweed.

 

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