The Dubliners perform 'Weile Waile' at Siamsa Cois Laoi in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
An estimated 16,000 people attend the traditional folk festival Siamsa Cois Laoi at Páirc Uí Chaoimh Cork on 9 July 1978. The festival line-up features The Dubliners, The Chieftains, The Wolfe Tones and headline act, the Breton music star Alan Stivell.
The Dubliners perform the traditional song 'Weile Waile' (also known as ‘The River Saile’ or ‘The Cruel Mother’) to an enthusiastic crowd.
This is a very simple song, its got a chorus you can join in if you like.
The song first featured on their 1967 album ‘A Drop of the Hard Stuff’ and is a popular number when the band play live.
Siamsa Cois Laoi was compared by Donncha Ó Dúlaing and televised by RTÉ's Outside Broadcast Unit.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh opened 1976 and is named after Pádraig Ó Caoimh, who was general secretary of the Gaelic Athletic Association between 1929-1964.
‘Siamsa Cois Laoi : The Dubliners’ was broadcast on 30 October 1978.