School: Calry (roll number 10473)

Location:
Colgagh, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Róisín Mhig Ualghairg

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A Fairy Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 211

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Once there was a boy who was a great musician. He used to play music at all weddings and dances for miles around.
About twelve oclock on the night of his own wedding an army of men started from a fort on the hillside playing music and beating bands. Great roars of laughter continued for more than an hour. It seemed as if they were celebrating the wedding feast. The bridegroom kept clear of this fairy host. He did not go outside to listen to their music. If they had seen him they would have taken him into their fairy castle and he would never have got away again.

Collector
Annie Cullen
Gender
female
Address
Loughanelteen, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mrs Cullen
Gender
female
Age
53
Address
Calry, Co. Sligo
Language
English