AN IRISH CHRISTMAS CAROL FRANK CORCORAN
is just that : This fine, arching melody from 17th. c. “Baroque” Ireland
with its sarabande rhythm suggests an instrumental piece of the time for harp or pipes .
It perfectly matches the lovely Christmas text in Irish by Archbishop Aodh Mac Aingil ( died 1626 ) .
translation tries to grasp the folklike quality of the original.