Mudcat Café message #401936 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30956   Message #401936
Posted By: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
19-Feb-01 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: What Do you know about St. Patrick?
Subject: RE: BS: What Do you know about St. Patrick?
I was playing accompaniment at a céilí last week when in the middle of the Gay Gordons, the fiddler suddenly slipped from "Scotland the Brave" to what I thought sounded suspiciously like "Jesus loves the little children" played as a march. I asked him about it after the dance ended, and he told me the melody was "God Save Ireland" and that "They (Lutherans?) stole it from us!" I might be sceptical but the fiddler in question has been playing for dancers forever, came here from Donegal, and generally has a lot of credibility around here.

Well, I thought it was interesting.