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Posted By: Jack Campin
30-Jan-17 - 07:33 AM
Thread Name: Irish airs/Queen Elizabeth's music-book
Subject: RE: Irish airs/Queen Elizabeth's music-book
In the case of "Callino casturame", there's no doubt where it was first written down and there hasn't been any dispute that it's Irish for a couple of centuries. So you're attacking a strawman.

It sometimes gets more interesting. The earliest copy of "Deil amang the Tailors" I've seen was an 18th century Scottish manuscript that titled it "American Reel". It's always been a very popular tune in America but the Americans all think it's Scottish.