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Thread #162666   Message #3892797
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Dec-17 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Thanks for that Viv (hope you enjoyed your trip)
I've been doing a fair amount of research on Roud's 'redefinition' of folk song of late and it appears to be based on what 'the folk' listened to rather than something they participated in the creation of
It seems to me that good research on something that is long defunct is based on extending past research rather than turning it on its head and kicking it out of the window, which is, I feel, what he has done.
Jim Carroll