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The Earl of Essex's Galliard by John Dowland (1563-1626) is an arrangement of the lute-song Can she excuse my wrongs which tells of Robert Deveraux, Earl of Essex and sometime commander of the English army against O'Neill. He fell out of favour with Elizabeth I, due in part to his lack of success against O'Neill, and was eventually executed.
From the Cd Flow my tears:musical journeys with the flight of the earls. Performed by the Irish Traditional Music Ensemble and the Early Music Ensemble of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and recorded in Saint Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin, November 2006.