The "Hills of Glenswilly" was one of the many old Irish songs that
were played in 3/4 time at the numerous Immigrant dances.
In Chicago there were, at least, 3 dances a week with a "live" radio
show on Sundays.
The radio shows would be in the big room of a popular pub.
There would be trad players for sets and step dancers and a singer or two.
Great time to catch up with news from "home".
At 04:16 PM 3/4/2009, you wrote:
>That's the one alright, Noel. The treatment doesn't do a lot for the patient.
>But it's that good old song. Incidentally, there's another song to
>the same tune that ends in
>'Once more we'll raise the Orange Flag
>Over the hills of Tandragee'.
>But sure it's only a parody.... the Fenian one was well established
>Orange one came out. However, who cares? The Orange one was probably
>the response of a a wee man or woman who liked the tune.
>And knew the idiom. And rose up in indignation and penned a rhyme.
>And it might only be what we know now as a 'slag' on a neighbour.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Noel Rice <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Sent: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 21:57:18 +0100 (CET)
>Subject: Hills of Glenswilly - YouTube Video Clip
>"Irish Song Performed With Scenery From County Donegal In Ireland.
>Mount Errigal In The Background While Men Collect Turf "