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Posted By: Jack Campin
18-Jul-18 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
One of the things Ireland had that England didn't was a rich repertoire of traditional Irish and Anglo Irish songs and ballads to use as a template for making new songs

That can't be a real difference - most of the models used for English-language political songs in Ireland were English or Scottish, would other topical stuff have been so different?