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Thread #2053   Message #2511674
Posted By: trevek
10-Dec-08 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry (Pete St.John)
Subject: RE: Origins: Fields of Athenry
I believe Robert Kee gives a list of some of the cargoes departing from Ireland at the time. There was an amzing amount of food, including meat, being shipped abroad.

With regards to Pete St John's alleged use of older songs, I always thought "Flight of Earls" sounded a lot like the Wevford song "The Auld Caubeen".