Cath Finntrágha, known in English as The Battle of Ventry Strand, is a major tale forming part of An Fhiannaíocht (a cycle of heroic saga originating in Early Medieval Ireland). The legends follow the exploits of the Fianna, a band of itinerant warriors charged with the protection of Ireland from invasion. Their leader is the great Fionn Mac Cumhail (Finn McCool), a warrior, seer, poet, hunter and lover. The battle lasted a year and a day. This recording is a musical interpretation of the story using original tunes, two tunes from the Goodman collection and some traditional tunes.
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