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Thread #58665   Message #1473003
Posted By: GUEST
28-Apr-05 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Hiring Fair at Hamiltonsbawn
Subject: RE: Origins: Hiring Fair At Hamiltonsbaw: Burnhouse?
I passed the site of the Burnhouse near Lisburn in the last few months and there was still a smell from it (not as bad, I think, as in the old days)and it was stil going in some form.

Interestingly, the tune used for "Hiring Fair at Hamiltonsbawn" (at least as sung on a CD which I have by one Brendan Bailey) seems very similar to "Spancil Hill" and "Flower of Sweet Strabane", which shows how versatile it is.