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Mysha Origins: Irish Folk Tune? (26) RE: Origins: Irish Folk Tune? 03 Mar 15

Did it again, did I? I keep locating Thomas Moore in Scotland for some reason. I have no idea why. How do I stop that? Is there maybe an obviously Irish song that mentions the gentleman, so I can build an association?

OK, so the lyrics part is certain. Now all I need to find out is where the tune came from. Noreen, when I have a bit more time I'll try and check whether your keywords give me that part (unless someone beats me to it).

Leeneia, I had intentionally picked the version by Griet Wiersma. The Lemster Mannenkoor is a fine choir, and they're good singers to have next to you when singing in a mega-choir together, but I'm not fond of the arrangements they use, which don't give much prominence to the melody voice. Griet Wiersma's version, even if not exactly folk, is clearer.

Something which is Friesian comes from Friesland, which isn't much different from something Frisian coming from Frisia. It's mostly a matter of whose spelling and naming you use. To us over here, it's Frysk and Fryslân. It's that part of the (European) Continent which borders on the North Sea and has a chain of islands along the coast.

You're welcome, Leeeneeia,


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