Mudcat Café message #1781333 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92913   Message #1781333
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
11-Jul-06 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Obit: John Day, instrument maker, Oz
Subject: RE: Obit: John Day, instrument maker, Oz
Always sad to hear of the passing of a talented craftsman.

..."He was the first person that I heard playing South Wind, and he sang the words too, which I haven't heard anyone else do" ...

This intrigues me.

Was the song he sang called "All the Tunes in the World" , by any chance ?

South Wind is a Carolan tune and doesn't have words as such, but Ewan McVicar set words to the melody.

"Lay down the borrowed guitar
Lay down the fiddle and bow ... "