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GUEST,mollificent Lyr Req: Irish myth in folksongs (65* d) Lyr Req: Irish myth in folksongs 19 Apr 04


Hey all!

I'm working with a young woman who is doing a project on Celtic mythology and its influence on the modern musical tradition. She's looking specifically for songs that reference stories of the great mythological cycles--i.e. the Red Branch, the Children of Lir, etc. Well, I helped her find some ("Silent, O Moyle", etc.) but we're having trouble finding some of the others.

I have a hard time believing there aren't any songs out there about Cuchulain/Emer/Fand, the Cattle Raid of Cooley, etc. Anyone have any suggestions about sources? (We'd love to find songs that are being sung today, as opposed to ancient epic texts--she's looking for evidence of the continuing influence of these legends).

Any help is appreciated! You can post here or email me at mollificent@hotmail.com, or email her at (I think) Leh-Ander@msn.com (her name's Emily). I directed her to Mudcat, but as a first time user she was having some trouble navigating. :)

Thanks in advance!

Cheers,

Molly


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