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Boys of the Lough is a Scottish-Irish folk band.

The band for their first album, called Boys of the Lough (1972) consisted of Aly Bain (born 1946, in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland) (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (born 1944, in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland) (flute), Dick Gaughan (born Richard Peter Gaughan, 1948, in Rutherglen, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland) vocals and guitar) and Robin Morton (born 1939, in…

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  • It should be "Boys of the Lough" without the article -- but as I can't transfer my 500 or so scrobbles, I'm sticking with the incorrect version for now. I imagine that Last.fm could merge on an individual basis if they could be bothered - but they can't. (I know that one can set one's options to merge in such cases, but only on an all-or-nothing basis, and there are some cases - e.g., Joseph Haydn - where that would list my scrobbles under a rather silly version of the name.)
  • Sorry, but I've looked at the pages for B.o.L. with and without the "The" and I'm confused which version of the name should we be using? As burlapwax said, it would be a good idea to get the software to ignore stopwords like definite and indefinite articles. You'd need to be careful though about applying it on an international site like Last.FM as what's a stopword in one language isn't a stopword in another language. In English for example, "lo" means "behold", but in Spanish and Italian it's a definite article.
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  • Picking up on what burlapwax wrote, particularly in this case as the CDs are credited to "Boys of the Lough" not "The Boys of the Lough". Additionally, and more importantly, they do not use the prepended "The".
  • Um, how about rather than having everyone "correct their tags", could the software just ignore stopwords?

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