Mudcat Café message #217111 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20699   Message #217111
Posted By: GUEST
24-Apr-00 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Subject: RE: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Dear Sapper,

I never said that about Keith Chandler's book or any of his interpretation for that matter. I suggest you read my post more carefully before attributing something to me. All I stated was that his book addressed many of the myths (meaning possible origins). No implication on his thoughts of when it originated was implied - I just put down what was in the title. I will admit that I did make a mistake. The dates should have read 1660 - 1900.

The full title of the book is

"Ribbons, Bells and Squeaking Fiddles" - The Social History of Morris Dancing in the English South Midlands, 1660-1900.

I would add that the book looks well written and very readable - I would like to get my own copy (if it is still in print) which would give me more time to read it.