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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
24-Aug-18 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Hello Vic

I really appreciate your going into so much detail. Much food for thought, and many suggestions for more listening and reading.

As I may have said one of my grandfathers was a military band leader. He died in 1940 aged 86. We never met! His newspaper obituary stated that he could play every instrument in a military band, and he made a career out of it, but I had not thought of the peacetime performances in public parks as being recruitment oriented, though this makes sense I suppose. But this was late 19th early 20th century.

I think the Roud chapter that started me on this was 17th century as Playford was mentioned. But I have had 'folkie' friends who hate 'Playford', though I know people 'do' it.

Thanks again.