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ColcannonItem #: HL.48005082
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Arranged by Stephen Hatfield.
CME Celtic Voices. Voicing/Format: SSAA A Cappella. 6.75x10.5 inches. 8 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48005082)
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Colcannon, made from various combinations of cabbage, kale, onions, scallions and potatoes mashed with butter and milk, is one of Ireland's most famous traditional dishes. Although this piece at first seems like a tribute to food, it's really a tribute to memory, and to times gone. The verses take us from the home, to the school, to courting on a country lane, with the narrator a little older in every verse, and a little more aware of the magic of the moment.