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Thread #159372   Message #3787348
Posted By: keberoxu
26-Apr-16 - 07:01 PM
Thread Name: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Subject: RE: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpist
Moreover, what is she singing with that downright operatic vibrato, as though she were auditioning for a Wagner Valkyrie?

Why, the Irish Jacobite "De Bharr na gCnoc," or Over the Hills and Far Away, in which the faithful lady pining for her beloved is Éire waiting for Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Well, this is no longer Eileen at the spinning wheel, but it is the Irish cabaret in the hotels back in the day. Wonder if they still carry on in that fashion now....Sheesh, what a commotion.