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Posted By: Vic Smith
17-Dec-17 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
I couldn't post this yesterday as Mudcat seemed to be down for most of the day, but yesterday the Jan/Feb 2018 issue (Nos. 415/416) of fRoots dropped through my letterbox. On pages 52 - 56 there is a long article called "Reality Rearranged" on Steve Roud. Actually, compared with most articles in that magazine it is more of a transcribed interview than most but that does mean that we hear more of Steve's voice than we otherwise would. There are lots of information and thoughts by Steve on his background, how this book came about and about the thinking behind and the construction of the Roud Index.
It was written by Jon Wilks who describe himself as a "novice" and is not a name that I know. Perhaps that is a good thing - a fresh mind coming to Steve's work and legacy. I be interested to read any comments on it.