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Posted By: Jim Carroll
15-Aug-18 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
I agree totally with Brian - Harry may not have been a great banjo player, but he was certainly an effective one on certain songs
You seem to be too ready to dismiss singers on very little hearing - Walter Parddon being a prime example
I htought you were being ironic when you said it was an English instrument - many would argue about that one
It probably originated in West Africa and was developed by slaves in America
The English singing tradition is largely unaccompanied