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Posted By: Steve Gardham
28-Apr-11 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: The Rise and Fall of Shanty Festivals
Subject: RE: The Rise and Fall of Shanty Festivals
Terrace chants and chanties do have something in common in that they both have another purpose other than entertainment. They are both also easily improvised to well-known relatively simple tunes and both very much 'of the people', rather than 'for the people'. Sounds like your lad has his head screwed on right, (or lass as the case may be).