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Wrinkles Aural tradition in music - any takers? (34) RE: Aural tradition in music - any takers? 27 Sep 05

When I live in Enniskillen I was told about an example of aural song transmission.

One of the local rugby teams, Brookeborough I think, was slated to take on a team from Tyrone whom they hadn't had a match against for at least 2 decades. A song had been written to comemorate that occasion and the team got an older villager to sing it for them several times so that they could get the tune fixed in their heads; their intention was after the match to write new lyrics to tell the tale of how the latest match against the Tyrone team went.

I never found out if they actualy did write a new version, or hear the old one.


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