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Thread #157299   Message #3711809
Posted By: MartinRyan
26-May-15 - 04:08 AM
Thread Name: Róise na nAmhrán's Lily of the West
Subject: RE: Róise na nAmhrán's Lily of the West
A few years ago, I was asked to give an illustrated talk on Irish traditional song and singing to groups of visiting American students taking "Irish Studies" courses. One of the examples I used was to give them a transcript of an American version of Lily of the West, sing them an Irish version (O Lochlainn's or similar) - and then ask them to figure out how much a song could change and still remain recognisably the same!