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Posted By: Jim Carroll
17-Aug-18 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Which of course doesn't answer any of the quesions the book raises or solve any of the problems - the main one being that Roud's definition has no valadity until it has become generally accepted
Roud's definition is diametrically opposite to the'54 one which set out to define the unique nature of folk song - Roud removes that uniqueness.
The book is fascinating but it is not a social history of folk music
Assigning the making of the songs to the broadside presses is equivalent to assigning British Social History to the Daily Mail or The Sun
Jim Carroll