The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56861   Message #891564
Posted By: Kaleea
16-Feb-03 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: Scots Laredo
Subject: RE: Scots Laredo
When I was playing in a certain ceili band, the (button) accordian player commented that he had learned the tune I knew as "Streets of Laredo" when he was a boy in Northern Ireland, & it was called "The Road to Dundee" when he learned it. He said it was also known by a couple of other titles which he couldn't remember. As he led us from one tune to another, during barn dances--or what some would call "contra dances"--we also played tunes like "Turkeys in the Straw" and many others which are considered "Traditional American" tunes. Traditional tunes of the early immigrants to America! Funny thing about the band was that I was the only "American born" member. The boys were all from ye ould sod. Boy did I ever get informed about the origins of everything!