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Thread #14918   Message #138485
Posted By: Bruce O.
19-Nov-99 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sean O Duibhir an Gleanna / Sean O'Dwyer
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sean O Duibhir an Gleanna (Sean O'Dw
There are no less than 4 copies of Sidney Owenson's translation of "Ned of the Hills" into English in the Levy collection (from her 'Twelve Original Hiberian Melodies, 1805). I suspect her original was that sung by her father Robert Owenson (an adopted English name, born Mac Eoghain in 1744) in a Dublin concert at the Theatre Royal, Cross Street, in 1778, "Emhun uh Chnuick" (but not known to have survived in a printed copy).