The Session

The Session.

Courtesy Thurles Author & Poet Tom Ryan ©

Come, let us life now celebrate
In the frosty night and cold,
In warm companionship, craic and ceol,
As the flames of the glowing turf fire
Wildly dance,
Dance with the spirits of our fathers
In the songs of old.

Come now to the night’s romance
And the secrets of the songs.
Come nimble-fingered accordionist, bodhranist, guitar,
Spoons, ballad-maker, fiddler, organ beil,
Waltzers, set dancers together,
All in tune with their dreaming,
Each with his separate star.


Tom Ryan, “Iona”, Rahealty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


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