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On the Unexpected Literary Merit in Folk Music

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d touch on an oft-neglected topic: the literary value of song lyrics.  Particularly, lyrics in traditional Irish folk songs.* Continue reading On the Unexpected Literary Merit in Folk Music

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On Rabbie Burns

This will be brief, but I thought I should take a moment to remember the Bard of Ayrshire on his birthday.

Here’s freedom to them that wad read,

Here’s freedom to them that wad write,

There’s nane ever fear’d that the truth should be heard,

But they whom the truth would indite.

An’ a cantie day tae ye a’!

Cara Kennaway