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Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill

I knew Eithne for most of her life going back to early idyllic summers in Rann na Feirste Irish college where our parents passed on a love of language and music that remained with us. Later, as young adults, we met in new places and I got to appreciate how truly gifted a singer she was, at singing weekends in Drogheda, Belleek and Portrush. The quality of her voice and the beauty of her style were unmistakable. Once that sound went into your head it also went to your heart and stayed there. Listen anew and love it.