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Posted By: Mr Red
05-Mar-02 - 09:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?
POW
Just a thought but we had a "Dainty Davey" thread where "curly pow" was a point of discussion and the pow wow centred on the meaning of pow which seemed to be hair or forehead. My point is it was a Scots dielect discussion.
Is "pow" a good Irish dielect word too? Is is particularly a Donegal word?
Don't wish to create a POWer struggle mind!!!

of course the folk process and plagiarism, and the lottery that is folk collecting rather diffuses any definitive discussion.

I have heard a very learned musical historian state that "Molly Malone" was not a 15th c Dub, so she wasn't. The author was reckoned Scottish (Glasga) and even given name. With the usual caveat - "most probably"

ard mhacha
A far more contentious subject but relevant to some points above.