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Thread #107363 Message #4013812
Posted By: GUEST,Brian MacRiocaird
15-Oct-19 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: piper in the meadow/deck the halls
Subject: RE: Origins: piper in the meadow/deck the halls
John Parry (Parri Ddall - Blind Parry) a Welsh harper is credited with first transcribing Deck the Halls (Nos galan).
He is also credited with inspiring the poet Thomas Gray to write his 1757 poem, The Bard.