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GUEST,John Moulden Origin: The Verdant Braes of Skreen (87* d) RE: Origin: The Verdant Braes of Skreen 17 Mar 15

Beware "Thread Creep" and I'm not being personal. Connacht, Connaught, grand as long as we understand one another.

So to return to the Topic - it appears to have been overlooked that I have above, clarified the location of the version of 'The Verdant Braes of Skreen' that is published in Herbert Hughes' Irish Country Songs' Vol. 1. - it's County Derry. Nevertheless, Hughes' text has been 'adapted'. and Skreen might be an affectation. However, Colm ” Lochlainn in More Irish Street Ballads (no. 8) gives the song and, in his note, credits it to the singing of Dr SeŠn O Ceallaigh, a native of Ballinascreen. The only other versions that use the spelling Skreen are a range of recordings by the McPeakes, themselves originally from Derry. Can anything more be said without further evidence?

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