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Thread #138028   Message #3159889
Posted By: GUEST,mg
24-May-11 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
Subject: RE: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
One of my favorite you tubes is a group of Russian women singing the Butcher Boy and a song in Russian with an almost identical tune. If they had been perfectly able to imitate a London or Dublin accent (it is said to be originally an English song) it would not be half as lovely. There are also tubes of Thai children singing Irish songs, probably because they had Irish teachers who went to Irish bars..so they are singing the Town I loved so well, Molly Malone etc. quite charmingly. If they had sung with a perfect Irish accent it would have lost something, which is themselves singing Irish songs in a Thai accent. mg