The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11606   Message #2680338
Posted By: MartinRyan
14-Jul-09 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD/Origins: The Bard of Armagh
Subject: RE: Bard of Armagh
What else is out there in hiding?
Don't ask me - I'm not a shrink! ;>)}

More seriously: as I type, a signed copy of PadraigĂ­n's book is on a shelf behind me! To my shame, I haven't yet read it - bar dipping in for a specific or two on Gaelic songs. I'll read what she says about The Bard. Does she identify the song in Irish mentioned by Mrs. Humphrey's? Claims of Gaelic predecessors of well known songs always need to be treated with caution, of course (as in all transitional cultures, I reckon).