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Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON Ancient Irish Songs (31) RE: Ancient Irish Songs 03 Apr 99

Greetings, All

I've just finished reading a neat little book entitled "A Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music" by Gearoid O'Hallmhurainpublished by the O'Brien Press, Dublin, ISBN O-86278-555-3. In it he traces Irish music as far back as Early and Mediaeval Ireland. I can't recall if he specifically dealt with songs or ballads, but if you can get a hold of this book, it might answer your questions. Even if it doesn't, it's an easy and interesting read for anyone with an interest in Irish music.

Keep the Faith.

Jack Hickman

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