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Thread #81116 Message #1485909
Posted By: GUEST,Alistair
16-May-05 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Common European Folksong/tunes
Subject: RE: Origins: Common European Folksong/tunes
Sorry, Les in Chorlton, I have no idea what you are referring to? A search though Mudcat only brings me back to this thread. Perhaps your message has changed in cyberspace?
Certainly the Breton/Walsh/Irish/Scots connection is well known and Wales and Brittany share the same anthem in tune (and maybe in words?) with "Bro Gozh Ma Zadou" and "Land of My Fathers". I still suspect there must also have been some overlap at the narrower end of La Manche? It seems strange that it is so hard to pin much down when now the cultural and social links between Kent and Pas de Calais etc are close.
Would appreciate any other thoughts that any one else has.