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GUEST,Jo Origins: Westering Home (Hugh Roberton) (93* d) RE: Lyr Req: Westering Home (Hugh Roberton) 16 Jun 12


I'm really very sorry to burst all of your bubbles on this point but Trasna na dTonnta is older than Westering Home. The clue is in the fact that we know the author, year it was written and first recorded for Westering Home. The Traditional Donegal Song is so old we don't know who wrote it. There are very old recordings of this song that predate Westering Home. But then there is so much musical history shared by Donegal, Rathlin, The North Coast of Ireland and the Scottish Ilses I'm sure there must be a shared history of the melody due to their once very close trade relationship. A bit like the song Fear a'Bhata. Hope this helps, Jo


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