(David B. Conlin) [log in to unmask] writes :
=>I have always understood "Harrison" to mean "Son of Henry". THE NEW
=>DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FAMILY NAMES indicates Welsh and English.
=>A good friend in college named Harrison always said it meant "Son of Henry".
I tend to agree. most <given name>-son are of (central?)
english origins. Though I don't have much in the way of supporting
reference at hand.
=>BTW does anyone have a good source for Irish traditional music? I've been
=>looking for a CD entitled "Irish Folk Songs & Airs" by the Clancy Bros.
=> There seems to be a question as to whether it's by Legacy Records or
=>Bescol--------and if it's in print. That sort of stuff is hard to find in
=>darkest Kansas, so help is welcome.
Again, not on the mark but close, I can't help with the title
above, but I do have a growing collection of mostly scottish CD's, and
from the few I have at hand:
Shanachie Records, they have a quarterly newsletter which can
be had free by writing to Shanachie Newsletter, PO Box 208 Newton,
New Jersey 07860. They have a reasonable selection of scottish & irish
music. the Chiefians record on this label as do (did?) Boys of the
Lough, Silly Wizard, Andy Stewart, and Phil Cunningham to name but a
few. They used to run a special of sorts that if you purchased 4 CDs
you got a fifth free. Which brings the standard $15 price down to
around $12 + shipping so it will beat most store prices. I fell off
their mailing list a year or so ago, so I don't know what their
current prices/deals are. I've been happy with most music I've gotten
Green Linnet Records, Inc 43 Beaver Brook road, Danbury, CT
06810. I don't know a whole lot about these people, I have one CD by
them that is a sampler of their fare. Similar names Andy & Phil,
others such as The Irish Tradition (a US band), Buttons & Bows,
Capercaillie, Altan and others. Several cuts from Brittany bands like
Kornnog. I've requested their catalog, but haven't received it as of
And finally very scottish (bagpipe & trad.) Lismore Recordings
42 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, Scotland G41 3NH. I wrote these fine
people a couple years (ok, it was about 5!) ago, and for the price of
a international stamp, I received an extensive listing with
descriptions of their current recordings, and an occasional mailing
from them still, and have never bought anything from them
directly. (though I do own several of their disks.)
hope this helps some...