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Thread #103839   Message #3756647
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Yates
08-Dec-15 - 02:40 AM
Thread Name: John Brune FolkSong collector
Subject: RE: John Brune FolkSong collector
I don't know if the following has been printed elsewhere on Mudcat or not. Sometime around 1963/64, when I was working at C# House,
John would come into the Sound Library on a regular basis. Sometime around this date he published an article in the Society's magazine "English Dance & Song". The article purported to be based on an interview that John recorded with an elderly resident of Pewsey in Wiltshire. The old man told John about a tradition of making musical clay "pipes" in the village. Years later John told me that he had made the whole thing up "as a joke".