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Thread #162666   Message #3893360
Posted By: Billy Weeks
11-Dec-17 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Well Jim, Iím just an infant in this field and I wouldnít presume to Ďaddress the contradictions that the book raisesí. If it does raise contradictions, they have been examined in detail and at considerable length by yourself and others in this thread. What impressed me in reading Roudís own words was the respect he had for the opinions of others, insisting on examining the available evidence before reaching his own (often tentative) conclusions. And he always draws attention to uncertainties caused by gaps in the historical record which may never be filled.

Roudís approach strikes me as honest and refreshing ó and Gammonís evaluation is surely fully justified.