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Thread #122008   Message #2671507
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
04-Jul-09 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Pronunciation of Gaelic/Norn in 'King Orfeo'
Subject: RE: Pronunciation of Gaelic/Norn in 'King Orfeo'
Frankie Armstrong sings an Anglicised version by name of Young Orphy. Not sure if it featured on an earlier album but it features on the Songs of Witchcraft and Magic CD complied by the Museum of Witchraft in Boscastle. The chorus is rendered as Down along the valley / Where the green leaves they grow rarely.

The sleeve note reveals that the ballad was extensively reconstructed by one Brian Pearson, and further - by listening to this CD you are participating in a magical act.