Saturday, June 06, 2009

Some saints for 7 June

St Robert of Newminster, whose day is kept today, is one of England's medieval saints. The old Catholic Encyclopædia has a short vita here.

In Ireland and Scotland St Colman of Dromore is remembered. There is a little life of him here.

And only slightly related to the above (in a stream of consciousness sort of way) the old lullaby "Castle of Dromore" can be found here with a link to a midi version of the tune. (And IMHO the note at the bottom is wrong. The castle referred to in the tune is more likely to be the one in the Tyrone which is the actual homeland of the clan Eoin referred to in the lyrics.)