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Thread #27070 Message #333159
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
02-Nov-00 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Ulster Scots Music
Subject: RE: Ulster Scots Music
Yes, Alison, I know there was plenty of linen made in Belfast, as I thought I made clear. And I know something of the history of the mills. But I'd be surprised if the term "Belfast linen" was ever used while the mills were still in business. They called their product Irish linen.
But whether they did or they didn't, I'm pretty sure that "Irish" was in the original ballad, meaning the OUP has got it wrong. (So, alas, has the Digital Tradition. How does one suggest corrections?)