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Thread #107363 Message #2225695
Posted By: Scotus
31-Dec-07 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: piper in the meadow/deck the halls
Subject: RE: Origins: piper in the meadow/deck the halls
It certainly confirms to me the similarity and Matsuko's second last post in that thread seems to confirm the connection. But I'm still a bit puzzled as to how a Welsh tune became an Irish one and which came first! Piper in the Meadow is a pretty popular tune (I've heard it played by many Northumbrian pipers, just to further complicate things) but I've never heard anyone make the connection to 'Deck the Halls' (maybe I just don't get around as much as I should).