The Slighted Lover

from by Jarlath Henderson



The Slighted Lover

Sarah Makem was a singer who spent the majority of her life in Keady, Co. Armagh. The songs she collected in her locality and from her own family are held in the highest regard. I learned of this song from Reg Hall’s archive CD of Sarah Makem, released on Topic Records. It is perhaps the oldest song presented here, having first been collected in the Stationers’ Company Register, with the title ‘The Forlorn Lover’ in 1675.


from Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, track released March 30, 2016
Jarlath: Vocals
Duncan: Double bass
Hamish: Upright piano
Innes: Gretsch electric guitar

Jason: Beatbox
Phil: Trombone
Bill: Baritone sax
Michael: Flugelhorn



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Jarlath Henderson Glasgow, UK

The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, back in 2003, multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has since won further acclaim in his firebrand partnership with Ross Ainslie. . His hotly-anticipated solo debut, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, launched at Celtic Connections 2016, comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional song. ... more

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