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GUEST,Murray on Saltspring Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy (268* d) RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy 20 Sep 06


Perhaps this is relevant: a note I sent last June to Folktrax - to date, unanswered.


Dear folks:
First, let me offer condolences on the death of Peter Kennedy.
On checking your site, I see you have for sale cds of the material in PK's excellent book 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland'. But I noticed some anomalies in the description of the contents of the 'Seduction' section. For all I know this may be the case with others. Namely, on comparing the contents of the record as listed with the book in front of me, I notice:
no 176 'The Haslebury Girl' - book: from Harry Cox; disc, Bill Lowne.
no. 179 'The Lady o the Dainty Doon-by' - book, from Lucy Stewart AND Jeannie Robertson [??] ; disc, Lucy Stewart alone.
no. 185 'The nightingales Sing' - book from Raymond and John Cantwell; disc, Fred and Ray.
no 190 'She was a Rum One' - book, from Davie Stewart, 1956; disc, Jeannie Robertson, 1953.

As you can see, there are quite a few mistakes of one sort or another. Please explain this, or correct it. If I order the disc, I'd like to know exactly what I'm getting.

Murray Shoolbraid
Editor, BC Folklore.

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Has anyone else noticed this sort of thing? Quite apart from PK's questionable ethics, about which I can have no opinion, there's this bother about questionable scholarship.


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