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Thread #107605   Message #2237071
Posted By: Fred McCormick
15-Jan-08 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
Captain Pugwash. "Yes, it was the Liverpool Ceili Band who started the jumping up and down bit, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was a bit of Eamon Coyne's devilment in the first place - must ask Sean Mac or Mick Coyne next time I see them. You can hear the LCB singing along to the Kilfenora jig if you click on the link (above).

Eamon Coyne ? Devilment ? Steady on. You'll be accusing the pope of being a Catholic next.

But I think the "Diddly ah, di diddly ah, di ah diddly ah di da twice through for the A part" bit probably goes back to Sean O'Riada's score for the soundtrack of the film version of The Playboy of the Western World, performed by Ceoltóiri Chualann - I've still got the LP somewhere..."

I doubt it. The film version of Playboy was produced in the mid 1960s. 1965 I think. The LCB were diddly idling the Dingle Regatta long before then.