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Fire of Frendraught – pronuncation?

GUEST,matt milton 25 Mar 14 - 12:10 PM
GUEST 25 Mar 14 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Mar 14 - 02:47 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 25 Mar 14 - 03:14 PM
GUEST,Alan 25 Mar 14 - 03:23 PM
GUEST 25 Mar 14 - 04:30 PM
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Subject: Fire of Frendraught – pronuncation?
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 12:10 PM

I'm enjoying this Child Ballad (mostly for the rather florid and grisly details in some of the later verses!). It's also got a nice tune.

I was wondering how you pronounce the word 'Frendraught'? Would that be 'draught' as in 'draft'/'laugh'?

While I'm at it, one of the characters in the song is 'Lord Rothiemay', which I'm currently pronouncing 'Rothimay'. Is that about right?

I've also been surprised to find no details of any performance history of this song. Normally with a Child Ballad there's at least someone who's recorded it. Anyone know of any recordings; anyone out there who sings it?


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Subject: RE: Fire of Frendraught – pronuncation?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 01:34 PM

I've just written to a Scottish Tourism site and asked about Frendraught. I'll let you know what they say when they respond.


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Subject: RE: Fire of Frendraught – pronuncation?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 02:47 PM

I believe it's 'Frennet'.


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Subject: RE: Fire of Frendraught – pronuncation?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 03:14 PM

I bet Jack Campin will know. Very sad story, that...

(The fire, I mean, not Jack...)


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Subject: RE: Fire of Frendraught – pronuncation?
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 03:23 PM

The local pronunciation in the North East of Scotland is Frennet as Eliza correctly pointed out.
There is a poem called Frennet Hall which can be read at http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~jdempster/Ballad2.html#Top
Your pronunciation of Rothiemay is correct 'Rothimay' although Rothiemay in Montana is pronounced 'Rotheemay'. In case you're ever in this tiny town in Montana and want to pronounce it correctly.


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Subject: RE: Fire of Frendraught – pronuncation?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 04:30 PM

Tony Bennett, rhymes with Frendraught.


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