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Thread #4022   Message #158397
Posted By: John Moulden
05-Jan-00 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Seige of CarrickFergus-Capture of Carrickfergusby
Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Carrick Fergus
If my memory serves me right, a ballad about Thurot at Carrickfergus is among the corpus of songs in Irish 8 page songbooks - I'll have to look at my lists of stuff in BL, NLI, RAI etc.

The Antrim poet Hugh McWilliams wrote a brief poem about an incident where one of Thurot's men risked his life to remove a child from the line of fire at Carrichfergus. McWilliams was a considerable song-writer but this has no ascribed tune.