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Thread #57070   Message #4013369
Posted By: Lighter
13-Oct-19 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: Edward Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland
Subject: RE: Edward Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland
> In effect, what Bunting did was to alter the melody to fit what he considered to be correct and suitable harmonies. He may indeed have persuaded himself that he was correcting or improving the music.

That sounds pretty definitive, as does leeneia's comment that

> if something sounds all wrong, make it right. Of course, this assumes you have been listening to traditional music enough to know what it usually sounds like.

Thanks!