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Thread #67594   Message #1137707
Posted By: greg stephens
16-Mar-04 - 01:23 AM
Thread Name: oral tradition - 'celtic' singing in usa
Subject: RE: oral tradition - 'celtic' singing in usa
Ladyjean: the Uncle Joe Uncle Joe tune is one of the all time super-successful tunes(Soldiers Joy and the Sailors hornpipe come into the same category). It seems to have started life as a Scottish tune ""Miss McLeod of Raasay", and became known throughout Britian(played in A) and Ireland(played in G, and occasionally A in north). Generally known as Miss McLeod's Reel, nowadays, and "Hop High ladies" and a few other tthings in America. A great tune, and good for sessions with people you dont know, as everybody knows it.