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Posted By: Steve Gardham
01-Nov-17 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
A neat critique, Vic.

Not sure really how relevant or significant the sexism of previous eras is here though. I have never really considered much that Lucy Broadwood, Annie Gilchrist, Mary Neal, etc., were any different to the male collectors as far as collecting goes. I've not come across this as a burning issue among all the scholars I know.

Fully agree with your last statement. I've worked with Steve for many years now and have yet to find any distracting agenda with him. He is simply a truth seeker with a burning desire to set the record straight. He is as you say cautious in his approach (unlike myself I might add.)