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Thread #56462 Message #884325
Posted By: Frankham
06-Feb-03 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Sean Nos - Old Style Singing
Subject: RE: Sean Nos - Old Style Singing
Sounds like it's another "what is a folksong?" discussion. I know it when I hear it but am I hearing it right?
Sean Nos has to be sung in Irish? That is unless it's not Sean Nos but "Old Style"? I would think that if it were sung in half in Gaelic and Italian it would be macaronic. :)
Anyway, long live Joe Heany! Loved what he did regardless of what musical box he's put in.
Margaret Barry apparently sang in English which disqualifies her from being a Sean Nos singer.