[Ads-l] Song: "The Unicarn"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 5 15:01:56 UTC 2015


Don't forget the more traditional "Dubliners," formed in 1962 and
dissolved  only in 2012.

JL

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Geoffrey Steven Nathan <
geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:

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> The Iriish Rovers were indeed from Ireland but moved to Canada in the
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>  sixties at the height of the Folk Revival. They are still working,
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> The original Irish Rovers were from Ulster.  Is this the original
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> JL
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> 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
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