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Thread #81116   Message #1489827
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
21-May-05 - 02:35 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Common European Folksong/tunes
Subject: RE: Origins: Common European Folksong/tunes
How do tunes and songs travel?

They seem to travel best when large groups of culturaly connected people move to somewhere else, like English people to the Appalachians or Scots to the north of Ireland.

Am I correct in assuming that people who argue for some kind of pan-Celtic music are suggesting that the roots of some current music, in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and Brittany, grow out of an historical Celtic past?