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Thread #162666   Message #3941087
Posted By: Jim Carroll
02-Aug-18 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"He provides masses of interesting information, based on contemporary written accounts."
He does of course, there is no argument on thet
If he had called his book 'The History of Popular Music' there would have been no argument from me.
Th result of his not doing so is evident here - people have rused to give folk music an entirely different provenance.
If it's done that to theose of us 'in the know' what chance is there of winning new people to the real thing?
We are now saddled with the 'singing horse'
definition (pun intended)
Jim Carroll