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Swave N. Deboner Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus? (149* d) RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus? 02 May 05

This thread caught my eye earlier this morning. Irish is predominant in my family "mix", and I was always told that we were "Black" or "Dark" Irish. My granny came from County Cork. She would say the Dark Irish were Gypsies, commonly called "Tinks (Tinkers)", and "Travelers." I've no idea, really, but the Spanish Armada connection makes sense to me. Anyway, I wanted to share something I came across just a few minutes ago while surfing the web researching Black Irish.

check out this folk group

I'd never heard Stone Cross till just now. Note the reference to the Spanish theory in the introduction of their new CD, "Dark Irish"

Nice sound. Pardon the slight thread creep, but I thought they deserve a plug.


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