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Thread #162666   Message #3886430
Posted By: RTim
02-Nov-17 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
If - as Jim states - "Our knowledge dates only to the turn of the century when the traditions were very much on the wane"

Then - Why is he so certain that his 20th Century experiences in Ireland were reflected in 18th and 19th Century England?

At least Steve Roud has real physical evidence that Broadsides were written (by "Hacks") and printed in the earlier Centuries - but none that they were written by ordinary people.....

Tim Radford