The Everlasting Voices​/​Na Guthanna Síoraí

from Whorls by Enda Reilly

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This was the final song sung in the Everlasting Voices play which at that time was just the Chorus if you can call it that. I fleshed out a melody for the rest of the poem and added the Irish of it too, translated by Gabriel again. Along with the acoustic guitar in this one I used a classical and electric guitar to add a soundscape to it.. The whistle/flute was played on the ipad through a cool app called MIDI Flute and Thumjam.

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THE EVERLASTING VOICES/ NA GUTHANNA SÍORAÍ

O sweet everlasting Voices, be still;
Go to the guards of the heavenly fold
And bid them wander obeying your will,
Flame under flame, till Time be no more;
Have you not heard that our hearts are old,
That you call in birds, in wind on the hill,
In shaken boughs, in tide on the shore?
O sweet everlasting Voices, be still.

A ghuthanna binne síoraí bígí ciúin
Imigí chuig gardaí bhanrach Neimhe
Is tathantaigh orthu dul ag fánaíocht de réir bhur dtola
Lasair faoi lasair go dtí nach ann don am níos mó,
Nár chuala sibh gur chríon ár gcroí
Is go nglaoon sibh san éanlaith sa ghaoth ar an gcnoc
Sa ghéag creathánach sa taoide ar an trá
A ghuthanna binne síoraí ciúnas

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from Whorls, released December 21, 2015

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Enda Reilly Plymouth, Michigan

Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist drawing influences from the likes of Christy Moore, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Dick Gaughan.
Rooted in the past with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly’s work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song.
Original songs in Irish and English, WB Yeats' poetry and collaborations.
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