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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, or email her at (I think) (her name's Emily). I directed her to Mudcat, but as a first time user she was having some trouble navigating. :)

Thanks in advance!



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