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Thread #161904 Message #3851034
Posted By: Mr Red
18-Apr-17 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Irish speakers' help, please
Subject: RE: Irish speakers' help, please
the relevance is the that tunes traveled pretty fast even then. And they morphed. And the experience with chapbooks and songsellers was that an older known tune was usually referenced, rather than using staff notation. Folk process.
I just tried to highlight mechanisms and similarities. Speculation is just that, but surprises are common!
And often with these things, you are told "No, the dance is Horses Branle, the tune is known as Horses Brawle, but is really Nonesuch" and you bow to superior ignorance! Yes "the Behives" is the tune. And Calleno is one of my unknown knowns, if I may quote another ignoramus.
PS BT (notso) Hotspot precludes lengthy research.