Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man
Y Folliaght: A choral piece for Columb Killey by Aalin Clague

Thu, 08 Jul 2021

A new choral piece by Aalin Clague and performed by Caarjyn Cooidjagh, created as a part of the Colmcille1500 celebration of the 1500th anniversary of the birth of Columb Killey / Colmcille / St. Columba.
Commissioned as a Treisht2020 project by Culture Vannin, ‘Y Folliaght’ is inspired by nature poetry attributed to Colmcille, with lyrics in Manx by Dr Marie Clague.

The lyrics begin:

S'eunyssagh d'ou dy ve er cronk aalin / er baare carrick / dy voddym mennick fakin er yn ushtey kiune
Dy voddym fakin ny tonnyn trome / erskyn yn ushtey gial myr t'ad cantal / kiaull da nyn Ayr dy bea veayn

Delightful to me to be on an island hill, / on the crest of a rock, / that I might often watch the quiet sea.
That I might watch the heavy waves / above the bright water, as they chant / music to their Father everlastingly.

This film was created for the music by Andy Skillen. It was shot at various locations around the Isle of Man, including Niarbyl, Traie Vrish, Traie Vane & Garwick.

More information about Caarjyn Cooidjagh can be found here:

More about Colmcille1500, a celebration of the legacy of St Columba and our shared Gaelic heritage:

'Y Folliaght' was composed by Aalin Clague as a part of the #treisht2020 projects during Covid19 lockdown in the Isle of Man in 2020.
More information about the Treisht projects can be found here:

This film was produced by Culture Vannin in June 2021.