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Thread #30303   Message #389719
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Feb-01 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Subject: RE: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
If I bought a songbook called "Songs popular in the pubs of England" and it contained a few songs by Tom Paxton, I'd be agreeably surprised and pleased.

And I don't know about Schooner Fayre, they may be a great group - but if they don't have John Connolly as a member, they've got no claim to the Fiddlers Green he wrote (mind, there's another one in the DT, maybe they wrote that...), and I know he sees himself as English enough. (Mind, like Phil Colclough and Ralph McTell, I imagine he'd be eligible to play football for Ireland, for which you need a grandparent born in Ireland, as well as the ability to play football).