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Thread #5283   Message #30505
Posted By: Frank McGrath
10-Jun-98 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Irish Wedding Mass
Subject: RE: Irish Wedding Mass
I spoke to a dear friend tonight who will come up with some tunes for your wedding Mass. Her name is Elieen O'Brien - Minogue and she is the daughter of the great Paddy O'Brien.

Eileen composed the "Aifreann Baile Nua" (The Newtown Mass) a beautiful mass in traditional Irish Music. However, while she is very generous with her musical talent, she is a bit concerned that she doesn't have "Aifreann Baile Nua" copyright protected as yet and posting it on the web might lead to abuse and misuse of her work.

She has promised though that if she doesn't give you the full "Aifreann" then she will give you parts of it or suggest traditional Irish tunes suitable for the occasion.

Her credentials are of the highest order as an Irish fiddle champion, award winning composer, Irish music teacher/workshop guru, national "Comhaltas" star, adjudicator etc., etc.

Her Dad wrote over 100 tunes which are now part and parcel of the Irish tradition and many of them can be found on this site - http://aisling.stanford.edu/pub/tunes/abc.tunes/. Eileens talent is as great as her Dad's but she is very content shine brightly in his shadow and prompote his name above her own.

Don't be impatient though as Eileen is a bit of a divil for doing too many jobs at once so it could be a week or more before she gets back to me.

Slán go foill.
Frank McGrath
Nenagh Singers Circle