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Thread #162666   Message #3897924
Posted By: Jim Carroll
07-Jan-18 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Totally agree, but how do we do this without bringing in individual songs"
I said not here and not with you Steve
My suggestion was for a friendly discussion where people could raise ideas without getting slagged off and insulted
"'there has to be some sort of meeting of minds from all with an interest' (JC) What had you in mind? "
I've long thought that it's time to reconstitute the old Folk Song Federation, incorporating singers, non-academics, and audience - those who survived the revival unscathed without having the joy of folk song destroyed.
If it is to be N.S.F., the impetus has to come from them; maybe an open discussion of Roud's book would be a good starting point.
There are several other major collections that have yet to be worked on, including Pater Hall's recordings and the Grainger tapes.
I would be more than happy to turn over The several thousands tapes-worth (now digitised) Singers Workshop archive, our collection of radio programmes and lectures and our own field recordings to such an enterprise
"What a great waste of money and resources, hey, JC?"
Spiteful as ever, I see - especially as I played a large part in acquiring the collection for the EFDSS
Grow up, for crying out loud
Jim Carroll