Hello again. Again, I'm sorry that this list is getting my mail. I can't
account for that. But this might be a blessing in disguise, in some ways. I
had heard, when I subscribed a week ago,that this was a monthly newsletter.
Byut, since this list has gone haywire, we're now interacting, albeit not on
the music. So, this might be a good opportunity for some of us to introduce
My own passion is traditional song. I did my doctoral dissertation on the
singing tradition of a small community in Co. Fermanagh, which i'm re-working
for publication. In it, i wrote about how Catholics and Protestants in this
community use singing as a vehicle of conflict management. In addition tto
studying Irish song academically, I am a singer as well, and try to sing the
songs I've collected over the years, both in Northern Ireland and in Canada.
Hope we can get this crazy problem solved, and it will be fun to talk about the
music. I, for one, am looking forward to corresponding with kindred souls.