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Song for the Mira



I am posting the results of my inquiry into "Song of the Mira" at several
listers' request. Many thanks to all who responded - I am grateful for the
help.

The Mira is a river in Cape Breton...one of the most beautiful places in
Canada. (and I'm not even a Cape Bretoner!) Marion Bridge is a village
which the Mira flows through and incidentally where Allister McGillivray
lives. And Oak Island is an island off the Nova Scotia coast where the
legendary pirate, Captain Kidd is supposed to have buried his treasure.


After reading several descriptions of this place, I would like nothing
better than to "run away" (we have little more than two weeks of classes
left - I'm sure many of you can empathize) and visit this place. It sound
quite beautiful!

Lucinda Thayer
Director of Choral Activities
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point




Colleagues,

As usual, the list proved to be a valuable resource. It was nearly
unanimous that Mira is pronounced as a long 'i' as in eye. Thanks to
all who responded.

Milton Olsson
miolsson(a)mtu.edu
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Milton Olsson, DMA
miolsson(a)mtu.edu
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Michigan Tech University
Houghton, MI 49931