[Ads-l] Song: "The Unicarn"

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Wed Aug 5 14:24:28 UTC 2015


The Iriish Rovers were indeed from Ireland but moved to Canada in the early sixties at the height of the Folk Revival. They are still working, incidentally, in the process of putting together a 50th anniversary album and going on a 'farewell' tour after which they'll only do special events. We should all be that active at their age!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Irish_Rovers

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The original Irish Rovers were from Ulster.  Is this the original recording?

JL

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 12:25 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> The vowels used by the (Canadian) Irish Rovers in -orC words  - unicorn,
> born, sort - have struck me as being very similar to those of the (old?)
> Saint Louis dialect-island, for the five dekkids or so. Yet, AFAIK, no one
> has ever cried Wolof about this.
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGgo4dYMxcg
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