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GUEST,Neil Comer Help: Oral Tradition (47) RE: Help: Oral Tradition 14 Mar 00

I thought that I would leave this question for a few days to see how far it would go-tangents and all!! The reason for asking is simple. I have often wondered how certain singers get so much material that they claim they learned from the Oral Tradition. I'll not name names. Do these singers think that the song will be better, just because they learned from an aunt/uncle etc. There are some fine examples of singers taking songs from printed sources and putting their own tunes- I'm thinking of Pádraigín and the late Eithne Ní Ullacháin as examples, who both took lyrics from the book Dhá Chéad de Cheoltaibh Uladh and made excellent songs

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