Music video for the song “The Rose of Allendale”, performed by Anne Jennings-Tauciene, composed by Andrius Mamontovas. Theme from film “Loss” by Maris Martinsons

25 Responses to “The Rose of Allendale – Irish folk song”

  • anglobrit smyth:

    The things we have labelled ‘Celtic’ icons – such as hill-forts and art, weapons and jewellery – were more about aristocratic, political, military and religious connections than common ethnicity

  • anglobrit smyth:

    Archaeologists widely agree on two things about the British Iron Age: its many regional cultures grew out of the preceding local Bronze Age, and did not derive from waves of continental ‘Celtic’ invaders. And secondly, calling the British Iron Age ‘Celtic’ is so misleading that it is best abandoned

  • anglobrit smyth:

    However, there is one thing that the Romans, modern archaeologists and the Iron Age islanders themselves would all agree on: they were not Celts. This was an invention of the 18th century; the name was not used earlier

  • anglobrit smyth:

    The widespread use of the word “Celtic” in its application to things Irish is actually rooted mainly in the nineteenth century, in what became known as the Celtic Renaissance. This literary and cultural movement was an attempt by Irish writers and folklorists of the period to establish a sense of identity for the Irish people at a time when both politically and socially the country was in a deep malaise

  • anglobrit smyth:

    celtic load of bullshit as well …. there has never been anybody in the british isles called the celts .. there is no proof … its just made up by the irish

  • anglobrit smyth:

    philibeg or small kilt, also known as the walking kilt (similar to the modern kilt) was invented by an English Quaker from Lancashire called Thomas Rawlinson sometime in the 1720s

  • anglobrit smyth:

    The kilt first appeared as the great kilt, the breacan or belted plaid, is most likely Norse in origin and not Celtic as many assume

  • anglobrit smyth:

    Incidentally, the Irish never referred to the mouth blown pipe as a “war-pipe”. Oddly enough, it was English writers who first referred to it, both in Scotland and in Ireland, as a “war pipe”, with such continued persistence as to leave one to speculate that the instrument possibly was known in England as a war pipe in earlier times

  • anglobrit smyth:

    There is no evidence for the expression Uilleann or “ellen” being used prior to the twentieth century, the Irish simply referred to it as “the bagpipe” or “the bagpipes”. However, nationalism and romance required a new Gaelic association. We may be certain that the new Irish pastoral pipe is not ancient

  • anglobrit smyth:

    Young Irish people became more attached to the soft pastoral sound of the English Northumbrian and Scottish Border Pipe of the planters

  • anglobrit smyth:

    As part of the plantation scheme, English customs were introduced to the young people. English dancing, music and language began to supplant the old Gaelic ways and customs

  • anglobrit smyth:

    Both England and France used the bagpipe in processions, church services, and festivities. The first pictorial representation of the native Irish mouth blown pipe is in 1578 and it shows a two-drone pipe much like both the English and French instruments.

  • anglobrit smyth:

    The earliest Irish mention of the bagpipe is in 1206, approximately thirty years after the Anglo-Norman invasion. Obviously the instrument began to catch on in Ireland but as to whether it was the English or French variant, is anyone’s guess. It certainly was not the Scottish Great Highland pipe, the Piob Mor, because that instrument had yet to work it’s way up from England

  • anglobrit smyth:

    tin whistle English .. IRISH flute English .. first low whistle english

  • anglobrit smyth:

    yeah I didn’t mean to be funny or anything a lot of people think because someone irish sings it .. that means its irish .. its virtually every video of the song its down as irish .. Allendale is in Northumberland northern England … it was wrote by two Englishmen

  • AndyB1286:

    Wasn’t aware – it was listed as an Irish song so I presumed it was one…but still a nice song though 🙂

  • anglobrit smyth:

    rose of Allendale is an English song .. not irish

  • Bridgit Campbell:

    This is an English folk song from Northumberland. I have heard this sung as a Waltz and in 2/4 time as a Bluegrass number believe it or not, both sound great

  • Steffen Dunkel:

    Buautiful  Song

  • mastercross1:

    hey guys! I don’t normally do this on other peoples videos as it is pretty rude. However, I am a 17 year old composer from England and my dream is to share my music with thousand, if not millions of people. To do this i really need your help. I recently composed a Celtic song that i am sure you will like. Please take a few minutes of your time to listen to it, like and comment as it will be greatly appreciated!

  • mymusic777ify:

    there are about 3-4 “Allendales” in UK.If you listen to the lyrics carefully you know it’s about Allendale of Northumbria!

  • MsOneiroi77:

    Allandale is in England not Ireland!!

  • skippytwitz:

    eerrr rose of allendale isn’t irish its english

  • nomajj:

    Beautiful voice and a beautiful song.

    I know ’twas originally an English parlour ballad but many people think it’s Irish just because it became a popular song on the repertoire of some Irish ballad singers about 30 years ago.

    Good songs don’t recognise national borders.

    It’s a pity that any Irish songs or songs presumed to be Irish seem to attract divisive political slogans on youtube.

  • peter forden:

    Annandale is in the North of England, this song is a typical north of England folksong and has bugger all to do with Ireland. I used to sing this song on the pub circuit many years ago (30+)

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