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Thread #3622   Message #21882
Posted By: JJ
20-Feb-98 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Celtic Music
Subject: RE: Celtic Music
Mr Mulligan is not strictly correct in saying that Mo Ghile Mear is not allegorical. Bonny Prince Charlie, the eponymous Swift Hero, was seen as the savior of what could loosely be called Dalriada - the Scots/Irish hegemony.

Mo Ghile Mear is one of a host of songs looking to the hero who will come from overseas and save Ireland (and Scotland) from the invader.