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Subject: The Garyowen
From: [log in to unmask] (Tom Wilsbach)
Date:Fri, 04 Sep 1998 17:29:23 -0400

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>Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 13:53:43 -0700
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>From: [log in to unmask] (Sam Okane)
>To: [log in to unmask] ('Uilleann Piping List')
>Subject: The Garyowen
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>I'm not sure if I've gotten the spelling of the title correct, but I am   
>curious about this tune.  I was first introduced to it by my father, who   
>was a member of the US Army's First Cavalry.  According to him, it is the   
>theme song of the First Cav (although I'm sure it was merely adopted by   
>My specific question is this: What is the history/pertinence of this tune   
>in the realm of Irish music?
>I love to play this tune on the UP, but don't do so in public because for   
>all I know it may have some Unionist or other connotations (if it is in   
>fact historically a military tune).
>Thanks in advance for any help...
>Sam O'Kane  

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