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Posted By: GUEST,Jon Dudley
13-Dec-17 - 04:17 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"On a slightly different note I'm sure you are fully aware, some of the songs in your own family repertoire are glee songs from the 19th century glee clubs, the classic examples being 'Spring Glee' and 'Dame Durden', both of which I have sung in the past directly from your family repertoire."

Absolutely Steve and we normally introduce them as such.

Although it's a fascinating study to conjecture where and how the songs came about, we are equally interested in how and why the ones in our repertoire came to be chosen, cherished and loved quite so much. We feel a distinct and almost visceral connection with previous generations when singing them and by thinking about why they chose those particular songs - it certainly helps inform us about their characters more than say a photograph would....I dunno, I ain't no scholar.