THE BANSHEE by Henry Cowell

Listen to our original Banshee songs below!

Photos of our class creating original "Banshee Songs"

The story of the Banshee originates in Ireland. Accounts date back as far as 1380. The Banshee is a spirit creature from the underworld. The frightening screams and wails of the Banshee are thought to announce the death of a family member. It is said that the Banshee is a beautiful woman who wears white and gray, and combs her silver hair as she walks. Banshees often leave their combs on the ground in order to lure unsuspecting humans into the underworld. If you ever see a comb on the ground, you must NEVER pick it up! You never know who may have left it behind . . .