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Posted By: Rozza
27-Oct-17 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
It took a degree of dedication to read the book. I am in awe of Steve Roud's dedication and concentration in amassing and presenting all that information about popular singing in this country. I had hoped for more analysis of the textual, melodic and thematic characteristics of traditional songs. It would also have been good to read something about traditional singing style - decoration, voice quality etc. But then the book would have been twice as long and far more liable to fall apart, literally and figuratively.

Ruairidh