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Thread #27070   Message #333810
Posted By: John Moulden
03-Nov-00 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Ulster Scots Music
Subject: RE: Ulster Scots Music
Thank you, Peter (Fionn) and Seamus for your kind words; I'll try to justify them by getting going again on Songs of the People Part 2. William Bloat was published recently by Blackstaff Press in an edition illustrated by Hector McDonnell. The text is certified as Raymond Calvert's in a note by Irene Calvert, whose relationship, wife or daughter, is not made clear. However, the note also states that it was composed in 1926 for use at a supper which was customarily held after the final night of each production by the Queen's University of Belfast Dramatic Society. The linen was Irish.

If it's traditional, it's within the middle class tradition.