Posted by: Michele Erdvig | June 30, 2013

Whale Song From the Blasket Islands

 

The Blasket Islands float dreamily off the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. Once inhabited by hardy islanders who lived off the land and sea, they were not only farmers and fishermen but dreamers, storytellers and poets. Their literary works remember a lost way of life that existed before the dwindling population was relocated to the mainland in 1953.

The haunting Irish tune Port na bPúcaí (Music of the Fairies) is thought to be the islander’s interpretation of the songs of the whales that they heard through the thin hulls of their currachs – skin or canvas-covered boats.

Blasket Island Center

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