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Thread #12294   Message #3571122
Posted By: mayomick
29-Oct-13 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Old Triangle
Subject: RE: The Old Triangle
I have only ever heard it to Galway Shawl melody.
likewise Moreton Bay..........Keith

I find it interesing that Moreton Bay and the Auld Triangle have the same or similar airs - (Boolavogue does as well btw) . The triangle was used in prisons throughout Britain and its colonies for the flogging of prisoners : "And Captain Logan he had us mangled upon the triangles of Moreton Bay".

I've suggested to people in Ireland that the original triangle referred to in the song may once have served this purpose. I have yet to find anyone who agreed with me !Any opinions from mudcatters?