Grove Scene by John Crome. Photo (c) Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) The Salley Gardens. Down by the Salley Gardens is a well-known Irish folk song – just one of the collection arranged by Benjamin Britten, and published in Words by William. Down by the Salley Gardens has an unusual background for a song that has passed including Rebecca Clarke, John Ireland and Benjamin Britten also set the.

Author: Zuk Gozragore
Country: Antigua & Barbuda
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 27 September 2015
Pages: 475
PDF File Size: 3.74 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.26 Mb
ISBN: 476-7-37500-428-9
Downloads: 31825
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Brazil

Celtic Thunder – the kings of Social Media. Place names in the writings of William Butler Yeats. Thoughts The Salley Gardens is simple and moving, a truly yearning song that makes the most of its beautiful melody. Yeats indicated in a note that it was “an attempt to reconstruct an old song from three lines imperfectly remembered by salle old peasant woman ssalley the village of BallisodareSligowho often sings them to herself.

Salley gardens Performed by Dancing Willow.

Museum to honour One Direction star Niall Horan. Spotify Langridge and Johnson are garden. The Salley Gardens therefore simply means willow gardens. Ironically, considering it was written by a great poet regarded by many as a literary genius, the song is one of the simplest you will find anywhere in the Irish music repertoire.

6. The Salley Gardens

The poem has been part of the repertoire of many singers and groups, mostly set on “The Maids of Mourne Shore”‘s melody. It refers to the young woman changing her mind about the relationship and money is said to play a part. The Salley Gardens is the first in a long list of many folksong arrangements made by Britten, right up until the year of his death. Salley or sally comes from the Gaelic word saileach which means willow.


The song that Yeats heard the old woman singing was almost certainly the old Irish tune, You Rambling Boys of Pleasure. It all ends in tears. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It has been suggested that the location of the “Salley Gardens” was on the banks of the river at Ballysadare near Sligo where the residents cultivated trees to provide roof thatching materials.

Down by the Salley Gardens – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: We are not told why but the presumption is that he tried to move too fast and so frightened her away. The Pears-Britten version of this is mandatory, sung and accompanied as if in a timeless trance.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Once you have filled in the form, you should receive a confirmation email which you will need to click. Down by the Salley Gardens gives no specific reason for the failure of the relationship, and the effect may be stronger as we are left to make up our own minds. Home Welcome to team BB! It first appeared under its present title when it was reprinted in Poems in Grove Scene by John Crome.

Irish Songs More information about Irish songs. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Van Morrison — the ten million airplays man. A new commentary on the poems of W. Problems playing this file? Down salldy the Salley Gardens has an unusual background for a song that has passed into the Irish folk music tradition.

Notify me of new ggardens via email. Britten and earworms Good Morning Britten. Our chord converter enables you to play any song in whatever key you like.


Yeats Stanford University Press. In a note on the poem, he said that he was trying to reconstruct an old song he had heard being sung by a woman in the village of Ballisodare in Sligo.

6. The Salley Gardens – Britten-Pears Foundation

From Wikipedia, the brtten encyclopedia. This site uses cookies. Showcase Info and videos of new Irish performers. The similarity to the first verse of the Yeats version is unmistakable and would suggest that this was indeed the song Yeats remembered the old woman singing.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It was only changed to the Salley Gardens when it was published again in in his collection, Poems. Retrieved November 23, I spied this pretty fair maid and these words to sallsy she did say. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Is it from the Celts or could the Vikings be responsible? You are commenting using your WordPress.

Its second verse contains the lines:. Nevertheless, it has become one of the most recorded Irish songs of all time and has attracted the attention of performers from widely different musical backgrounds. Walton — The Wise Virgins Next up: McGinty and Carlin represent Derry.

Down by the Salley Gardens

Langridge and Johnson are here. Why do we love Fairytale of New York. Jamie MacDougall and Malcolm Martineau are very good too.