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Posted By: Philippa
08-Sep-99 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Callino Casturame
Subject: RE: Callino Casturame
technical assistance please: HOW CAN ONE PRINT-OUT THE ABOVE 3 CALLINOS (on A4)?
I haven't got around to reading the long essay on one of the above links, but will do so. For the benefit of those who want a shorter intro. here is what I can offer from the top of my head : the tune name is indeed said to come from an Irish song Is Cailín ó Cois tSuire Mé; I am a girl from the banks of the River Suir (Co Tipperary). the original song, however, is lost. Shakespeare quoted the transliterated title in one of his plays. There is an English language song of that title. Mary O'Hara recorded the song and included the words in her book "A Song for Ireland". There are several versions of a Scottish Gaelic song with the title line variously rendered as Scots didn't make sense of the place-name "tSuir". I can probably get some more bibliographical info. the Scottish Gaelic versions. And I think an Irish folklorist had an article on the subject in "Éigse"