Search This Blog

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Carden’s Wild Domain

A splendid video of someone singing “Carden’s Wild Domain” was posted on August 15 2015 by Joe Coughlan to the facebook page related to his site  You can view it at  

Joe writes:  The song was recorded in 1985 as part of a project to record the songs and stories of the local people before they all disappeared.  The man in the video is Paddy Nolan from near Templemore.  I am not sure if he is still alive.

According to a book The Spirit of Tipperary, Anon, Guardian 1930, the ballad was written between 1870 and 1880 “when Woodcock Carden of Barnane was at the height of his tyrannical power,”  but may refer to Templemore rather than Barnane.  It was written by Rev. Timothy Corcoran (1857-1928) and appears in full in my book Carden of Barnane, almost exactly as sung by Paddy Nolan.


No comments:

About Me

My photo
For information go to