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Thread #160186   Message #3798502
Posted By: Felipa
30-Jun-16 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Caoineadh na dTri Mhuire (sean-nos)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caoineadh na Tri Mhuire (sean-nos)
Keberoxu, if you must start a new thread (I dont know how long the previous Caoineadh na dTrí Mhuire threads are), you could at least provide a link to one or more previous threads.

Modette, I think that is a really unfair comment re Dubhghlas de hIde and Keberoxu's interest in his collections of Irish song. Without people like him collecting folklore and language of the people, much of our heritage would have been lost. And you can find similar examples among folklorists in other countries. In the context of Ireland, there were people from the ascendancy who were actively involved in campaigning for Irish independence. Also in the context of the sectarian divisions in Ireland, I would rather point out that Protestants like de Ide were active in promoting the Irish language. He was at one time president of the Gaelic League, and later on Uachtaran (President) of the republic of Ireland.