Books A-J Maire Domhnaill Gairbhi, Comhra na dTonn:The Conversation of the Waves $6.95


Cómhrá na dTonn means the Conversation of the Waves. It is a book of
traditional Irish music from the past. It is authored by Máire McDonnell Garvey (Máire Nic Dómhnaill Gairbhí). Together with Dan Healy and Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh, she has been collecting and playing
traditional music for many years.

The name Cómhra na dTonn comes from a little deserted fishing village called
Aughris, on the north Atlantic coast between Sligo and Enniscrone. Large stones
similar to the Giant’s Causeway face the sea. There is an opening under the
cliffs and it is said to run for about a mile. When the wild Atlantic waves roll
towards the cliff’s they rush into this opening and the roar can be heard for
over thirty miles away.