“Dancing in Glenroan (Rinnceoiri Ghleann Ruain)”


The singer, "growing old and weary," recalls the dancing of his youth in Glenroan; "my heart is filled with wonder Why we ever leave such pleasure for a world so cold and lone" He is comforted by the thought that youngsters are still dancing there.


Tunney-SongsThunder: Translated into Gaelic as "Rinnceoiri Ghleann Ruain" by Arthur Kearney.

Glenroan is in County Tyrone. - BS

Cross references


  1. Tunney-SongsThunder, pp. 71-72, "Dancing in Glenroan" (1 text)
  2. BI, TST071


Author: Felix Kearney (source: Tunney-SongsThunder)
Earliest date: 1991 (Tunney-SongsThunder)
Found in: Ireland