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  • Pia Walker

    Pia Walker May 25, 2006, 6:02 p.m. (Message 45376)

    RE: google failed me!!! (Mellenish/Mellinish)

    First church on that place built by St. Mungo (patron saint of Glasgow ) in
    ca. 612 of wood - added to until 1840 when two tall towers was demolished to
    show cathedral as it is today.
    
    Pia
    Full of useless knowledge.
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: strathspey-bounces-pia=xxxxxxxx.xxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
    [mailto:strathspey-bounces-pia=xxxxxxxx.xxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx]On Behalf Of
    Steve Wyrick
    Sent: 25 May 2006 16:53
    To: SCD news and discussion
    Subject: Re: google failed me!!! (Mellenish/Mellinish)
    
    
    And noting that the "Braes of Mellinish/Melinish" tune is a jig, while the
    dance is a strathspey, it just raises further questions...  -Steve
    
    On Thu, 25 May 2006 15:45:26 +0100
      "suepetyt" <xxx@xxxxxxxx.xx.xx> wrote:
    > If you look at http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/2340 is indicates
    > that it is also known as Kentigern's Jig.
    >
    > Kentigern was a Saint (also known as Mungo) and is buried under Glasgow
    > Cathedral.
    >
    > There is also a Scottish Folk Group called Kentigern.
    >
    > None of this helps with the name Mellinish though!
    >
    > Happy Dancing
    > Sue Petyt
    > www.suepetyt.me.uk
    > Skype Sue Petyt
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    >From: strathspey-bounces-sue=xxxxxxxx.xx.xx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
    > [mailto:strathspey-bounces-sue=xxxxxxxx.xx.xx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx] On Behalf Of
    > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx
    > Sent: 25 May 2006 15:02
    > To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
    > Subject: Re: google failed me!!! (Mellenish/Mellinish)
    >
    > I don't think that Google failed because there is apparently no such
    place.
    >
    > Aside from the fact that Google would almost assuredly bring it up if
    there
    > were, my AA Road Atlas of Great Britain, which seems to have even the
    > tiniest
    > village of merely two houses, lists no such place, not by either of the
    two
    > spellings of the dance (Mellenish/Mellinish).
    >
    > The only thing that I might logically conclude is that perhaps the braes
    of
    > Mellenish are hillsides belonging to, on the property of, said plasterer.
    > Perhaps someone else has a better thought or even definite information
    about
    > this.
    > ("Brae," sometimes merely a hill, is also often more specifically a
    coastal
    >
    > slope.)
    >
    > Robb Quint
    > Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
    >
    >
    >> So I'm teaching the lovely dance -- The Braes of Mellinish -- and 765 of
    >> the 766 references to "Mellinish" that Google found for me were
    references
    >
    >> to the tune or dance.  It seems there was one historical person who was a
    >> plasterer by trade and who carried the name Mellinish.  Other than that I
    >> am at a loss as to where the bonny braes might have actually been
    located.
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> But my faith in the Strathspey server stays strong -- I wait with bated
    >> breath.  (much nicer than baited or baetid breaths).
    >>
    >> Bruce Herbold
    >>
    >> San Francisco Branch
    >
    >
    >
    >
    
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    Steve Wyrick - Concord, California
    
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