The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6422   Message #37254
Posted By: Helen
06-Sep-98 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: Planxty?
Subject: RE: Planxty?
Mick, I heard this idea as a possible explanation on a record of some really fantastic Irish musicians whose name escapes me at the moment. I'll hunt it out and tell you when I find it. The man introducing one of the Planxty tunes said that it may be a corruption of the word "slainte" which I think he said means "to your health" and that if the harper started singing a song to the health of the host then the obvious next thing to happen would be that the harper would be given another drink. A little cynical, perhaps, but who knows ...?

Helen