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Thread #270 Message #93057
Posted By: Philippa
07-Jul-99 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Wexford Carol
Subject: RE: Wexford carol lyrics
Today in the library, I came across a book of Wexford carols. D O Muirithe, ed. (music transcribed by Seoirse Bodley) (both men of repute in their respective fields)"The Wexford Carols". Dolmen Press, Portlaoise, Ireland, 1982. Some of the carols in the book come from a book published in 1684 by the Bishops of Ferns, Luke Waddinge, "A Smale Garland of Pious and Godley Song" and some from the 18th century Father Deveraux' "A New Garland ..." - which may give us some idea of how so many carols are associated with Wexford.