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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
15-Jul-18 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Hello Steve

I found an article by Atkinson, a study guide on the Child ballad, which says that a book by Girould is still a classic on ballad genre, including origins, so I found this on the internet archive site, where you can download the pdf. So I did.

Interesting to see what he comes up with.

'Scandinavia': Child I know used the work of a Danish ethnographer as a model. As non-historian I think: Danish, Danelaw, Vikings. The influence of the Vikings was massive: they founded a number of Irish towns, held a massive part of England, much of Scotland. It's a real surprise how much of Scotland was held by Vikings (well it surprised me!). Skye! The Isle of Man! So maybe no surprise if there are common stories/myths. I don't know.