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Rocks of Bawn - any background info?

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ROCKY BANKS OF THE BUFFALO
THE ROCKS OF BAWN


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Dave Hallowell 24 Aug 99 - 09:53 PM
SueH 25 Aug 99 - 03:57 AM
alison 25 Aug 99 - 04:20 AM
j0_77 25 Aug 99 - 09:42 AM
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Subject: Rocks of Bawn - any background info?
From: Dave Hallowell
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 09:53 PM

I'm looking for background on 'The Rocks of Bawn' Any credits for the original source - or stories behind the story in the song? Thanks for any help. /dave


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Subject: RE: Rocks of Bawn - any background info?
From: SueH
Date: 25 Aug 99 - 03:57 AM

Hi Dave

All I can tell you is what it says on the Boys of The Lough CD, 'the west of Ireland':

'A Cavan song popular among Ulster traditional singers, including the well-known Fermanagh singer Paddy Tunney from whom Cathal learned it in the 1960s. The song was noted by Joyce and Colin O'Lochlainn and is also included in the great Ulster anthology "The Sam Henry Collection."'

I hope this helps!

Sue


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Subject: RE: Rocks of Bawn - any background info?
From: alison
Date: 25 Aug 99 - 04:20 AM

Hi,

Here's an earlier thread Rocks of Bawn

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Rocks of Bawn - any background info?
From: j0_77
Date: 25 Aug 99 - 09:42 AM

Alison :) I recall many a Galway singer singing the song, and I gathered that 'the rocks of bawn' is a manner of speaking in Galway. There is no place - but may be a 'townland (peculiar Irish admin category) of the name.

The gaelic Scholars make fus bout this - but you may assume - the native singers do! - the name 'bawn' is not the issue. Sing the song.

Galway is a County on the western Irish coast. Also there is a Galway City ( that means a really big town for those in the USA )


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Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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