Jaan Kolk’s three comments
Re: My Home, "Mo Dhachaidh"
Malcolm Macfarlane's song "Mo Dhachaidh" can be dated to 1893 or earlier. In 1893, Macfarlane submitted the lyrics to The Celtic Monthly's Gaelic Prize Competition and won the Gaelic Poem prize of 1£ 1s. The examiners, Duncan Reid and Henry Whyte, refer ... more…
Push Up the Hog Foot Under the Bed
The title has been a subject of much debate. John Hartford used to perform a tune with the title "Shove That Hog's Foot Further In The Bed" more…
Re: La Grande Chaine, Home Sweet Home Reel
In response to lahu, the Henry Bishop opera in question, titled "Clari, or the Maid of Milan", was performed in London in 1823, with complete score published by Goulding, D'Almaine & Potter. The song was the (now) famous Home Sweet Home, in about the same... more…