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Thread #11606   Message #1108504
Posted By: Big Tim
03-Feb-04 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
Subject: RE: Lyr. Add: The Bard of Armagh
I haven't researched the song any further since - sorry. Thomas Campbell (1733-95) is certainly the right era, and area - well Tyrone, but, like Martin, I think it's unlikely that he wrote the song: there's no mention of him writing any songs in the Oxford Companion. Mid 19th C. was as far back as I could take it. It is tho generally accepted locally in South Armagh that the song is definitely about Bishop Donnelly.