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GUEST,CJB American Epic - BBC4 & PBS (49) RE: Arena: The American epic 22 May 17


So the question must be asked did the songs, music and dancs (icl. step dance) as collected &/or noted by Sharp and Karpeles in the Appalachians originate from the English, Scots &/or Irish immigrant commnities?

When I was there, albeit s few years' ago, the locals were quite adamant that the Irish had nothing to do woth their folk traditions and that all of the songs and music originated from an imagined Elizabethan England, as did indeed their dialect. In fact I found their racisism against the Irish quite shockng.


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