Mudcat Café message #2985882 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131826   Message #2985882
Posted By: Booklynrose
13-Sep-10 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Subject: RE: Child Ballads survived in oral trad.
Good thread! The all day ballad forum in Lewes mentioned by Valmai Goodyear sounds wonderful, but who can travel so far? I'd invite you to a weekend with a lot of ballad singers November 5-7 a couple of hours outside New York City. A Festival of Traditional Music, Eisteddfod, put on by the Folk Music Society of NY features excellent musicians and many sessions of ballads. Among the musicians who will be there, I must mention Lorraine Hammond who learned ballads from a farm hand, supporting this thread's distinction between those who learned from a "genuine source singer" and those less directly linked to tradition. Of course she is also a top notch singer. Info at