Sunday, 3 July 2016

Oisin's Favourite Music


In the old heroic story Finn is asked what music he preferred. He spoke of the song of the blackbird, the scream of the eagle, the sound of the waterfall, the bay of the hounds. And when Oisin was asked what music delighted him he said “The music of the thing that happens”.
(from Padraic Colum’s Literary Introduction to Anglo-Irish Literature by Thomas MacDonagh

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