In the Studio

Once more I paint from memory
The hills of Donegal,
And as they rise–ma Gramachree!
In fancy I recall
The fairy song you sang for me
Beside the waterfall.

And when I paint the sparkling tide
That flows by Slievenaree,
I would the boat again might glide
Across the summer sea,
And bring the fairy to my side
Who sang that song for me.

Prose, Poems & Parodies of Percy French, 1980, Helicon Limited, Dublin.


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The 15th Percy French Festival

French Awakenings

19th, 20th, 21st July 2023

At Castlecoote House

Honorary President of the Festival, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

Informed Social & Cultural Discussion of Ireland Today.