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GUEST,Sue Allan Kate Rusby doc on Channel 5 Sunday 11am (26) RE: Kare Rusby doc on Channel 5 Sunday 11am 13 Apr 08

I love Kate Rusby's singing, but what a pity she/BBC chose to include The Recruited Collier as an example of a 'traditional' song. Kate admits that there's some debate about the song - whether it comes from the North East or Yorkshire. A pity Kate or programme makers didn't do their research properly.

In fact it's a Cumbrian song, originally with a pastoral setting and rather different words (nothing to do with miners)by dialect poet Robert Anderson, and was then re-written by Bert Lloyd as a song of the Cumbrian coalfields, and set to his own tune.

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