Mudcat Café message #2984978 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131826   Message #2984978
Posted By: Jim Carroll
12-Sep-10 - 07:08 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Subject: RE: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
"Also, if de Valera's own government effectively banned dancing "
Fascinating subject - still taboo among some older people and spoken of in anger, even by devout Catholics and Republicans.
We were at a talk; a reminicence by the musician I mentioned in my previous post (who attended church at every oportunity), when he burst out "those were beautiful days, and my curse on those who ruined them".
We couldn't help but notice the ripple of embarrasment that went through the group of priests and nuns sitting in the row directly in front of us.
Complicated or what?
Jim Carroll