Irish teen performs haunting rendition of the Parting Glass
A video of an Irish teenager singing a haunting version of the old folk song The Parting Glass has become a major hit online.
Caoimhe Mooney could well be a star in the making. She sings the farewell song beautifully and this video is sure to spread across the internet in the coming weeks.
The Parting Glass is an old Irish folk song about a man nearing the end of his life.
He reflects on his life and wishes all his loved ones the best once for their future without him.
Caoimhe is only 13 and a student at the Evolution Stage School in Co Longford.
She had a video go viral in late 2017, of her singing the emotional Green Fields of France on stage.
The song describes a person sitting down by the graveside of a soldier killed during World War One.
The lyrics reveal that the soldier died when he was ‘only 19’, and the singer wonders as to how he met his end.
The lyrics include the lines “Well I hope you died well and I hope you died clean, or young Willy McBride was it slow and obscene?”
The emotional song takes a look at the misery and suffering that war brings.
The singer simply sits by the graveside of the fallen soldier and ponders about their life.
Caoimhe beautifully captures the essence of the song in her performance, and sings with great confidence and maturity.