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Thread #134256   Message #3060138
Posted By: GUEST,Pat 'de Verse'
23-Dec-10 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion
Subject: RE: Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion
far too respectable by far (S.O'P)
scribes of yesteryear had a way with the written word, sadly lacking in today`s profession. (Rupert Murdoch....whoever he might be?)

Not in Ireland, my friends, where our foolish politicians, corrupt business & bank confraternity give us more than enough ammunition to work on, check out Seán Mone, Con'fada' O'Drisceoil, Brian O'Rourke, Mick 'Twangman' Dunne, or myself Pat 'de Verse' for that matter. Problem is that many of our songs could never be published (something about the laws of libel, I fear), but on the grapevine, in little-known singing clubs, singing weekends and hidden sessions, they come to life. Long Live the 'Guardians of the Living Tradition'!