The Music of Robin Hood
Just saw the new Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe version of Robin Hood and have to say I quite enjoyed it, especially the appearance of Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea in the role of Alan A’Dayle (didn’t have to change his name much for that part, did he). And the music he played was a lot of fun.
But the reason I am posting this on an Irish website is because I thought the music was just a wee bit Irish. More Irish than English in fact. Perhaps it is because Doyle cut his teeth in the multi-cultural soup that is Eastern Canada, and they decided to go for fun more than historical accuracy.
Does anyone with some historical knowledge have any thoughts on this?