Glaoch an Glaíteann
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National anthem of Caldia
|Lyrics||Cian Ó Rinn, 1907|
|Music||Séamus Heaney, 1907|
Glaoch na Glaíteann (Estmerish: Caldia's Call) is the Caldish national anthem. The music was composed by Séamus Heaney with help from Cian Ó Rinn, the author of the lyrics. The song has four verses and was adopted in 1910. Its earliest origins are in a poem written by the Ghaillish poet Roibeárd Ó Broin titled Ár Dtalamh Máthairbródúil (Estmerish: Our Proud Motherland) in 1831. Ó Rinn borrowed from the poem, transforming it into the song it would later become.
While the song only has four official verses, many artists have written additional verses which cover significant historical events in Caldia's history. Some of these events include the Quasi-War, Dejarlist Wars, and the Marauder Age.
It is not uncommon for the song to be preformed by a lone bagpiper and an entire bagpipe band. The version used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for all diplomatic proceedings (when not being preformed live) is a recording preformed by the Royal Caldish Dragoon Guards.
Glaoch na Glaíteann
Should our forbearers be forgot,
Through mists and legends, elden thoughts,
Though darkness brought mal chains to her,
Through starless night we sheltered her,
We'll answer Caldia's call.