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Posted By: Jim Carroll
26-Aug-18 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Every single singer we ever asked described themselves (in so many words) as storytellers whose stories came with tunes - Walter was the most articulate in doing so
That, in my opinion, made him one of our most important traditional singers

Where the singing tradition is still living in Ireland, [particularly in the Gaeltachts, they talk about "telling" a song rather than "singing" it