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Thread #57070   Message #4013101
Posted By: Helen
11-Oct-19 - 03:27 PM
Thread Name: Edward Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland
Subject: RE: Edward Bunting
Nope, JTT. There is one other thread on Bunting with a handful of posts and not much information.

I did a search on the Forum Search near the top left of the main thread listing page.

We'd be happy if you started the discussion in this thread, if you'd like to add anything.

To start the discussion off, just recently our session group decided to add the song Tabhair dom do Lámh/Give Me Your Hand by Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin (c.1570-c.1650) to our list again, after an absence of a decade or two from the list .

Coincidentally, about a week later I was watching an episode of the UK version of Who Do You Think You Are about a British actor and writer called Mark Gatiss. He wrote and acted in some of the Dr Who shows and also League of Gentlemen.

He traced his mother's family back to an area of Northern Ireland and two families named O'Mullan and O'Kane (also spelled O'Cahan or Ó Catháin) around Londonderry. I may be wrong but a bit of quick and cursory research leads me to believe that the composer of Tabhair Dom Do Lamh/Give Me Your Hand, Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin (aka Rory Dall or Blind Rory) may have been related to the same O'Kane family.