Mudcat Café message #193223 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2053   Message #193223
Posted By: George Seto -
10-Mar-00 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry (Pete St.John)
Subject: RE: Fields of Athenry
Mbo, I'm not all that convinced that Pete St. John or the family claiming ownership of those two songs is valid, despite what the legal begals say.

I believe they are both "Traditional", whatever that really means.

I believe both are old songs, whether in the case of the MacPeakes they modified more extensively than Pete St. John.

I suppose that someone will claim the Water is Wide and Carrick Fergus, and such songs.