THE FLIGHT OF THE EARLS

From Songs of Old Ireland with words by Alfred Perceval Graves, and music arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford

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Music score to Flight of the Earls

* O'Neill and O'Donnell, ennobled to the rank of Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell, after their rebellion against England, found it impossible to remain in their own country owing to the intrigues of their opponents, and accordingly fled abroad, never to return to Ireland.

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