The story of the Children of Lir is an Irish legend. The legend is part of the Irish Mythological Cycle, which consists of numerous prose tales & poems found in medieval manuscripts.
The words used for the story on this website are from a band called Cruachan. Cruachan are a heavy metal band from Dublin, Ireland that have been active since the 1990s. They have been acclaimed as having
gone the greatest lengths of anyone in their attempts to expand the genre of folk metal.
They are recognised as one of the founders of the genre of folk metal. With a specific focus on Celtic music & the use of Celtic mythology in their lyrics, Cruachan's style of folk metal is known as Celtic metal. The band named themselves after the archaeological site of Rathcroghan in Ireland also known as Cruachan.
Listen to Cruachan singing the Children of Lir song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtS6Lr4sIxw