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Thread #16424 Message #3545672
Posted By: Jim Carroll
05-Aug-13 - 02:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ar Erin + Erin go Macree
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ar Erin + Erin go Macree
Checked Wright's 'Irish Emigrant Songs and Ballads' - surprisingly the song isn't included.
Re-listening to our recording, I'm convinced that it's a pre-famine song, though ITMA should be able to confirm or deny this.
Anybody interested in Irish Emigration songs who doesn't know about this book really should try to get their hands on a copy - it's a remarkable (and enormous) collection
Unfortunately it's badly indexed - I spent some time a few years ago re-indexing it for my own use; if anybody wants a copy, PM me.
Elizabeth - I don't suppose by any chance you are Anne from East Kilbride's friend (from Glasgow Ballad Workshop)?
I sent her a selection of Irish songs for passing on to someone taking a course at Limerick Uni.
If so, pass on my regards.