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Thread #10796   Message #985833
Posted By: Noreen
18-Jul-03 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
The interesting thing about English folk music is that much of their folk music has been derived from Celtic sources.

You have to be very careful saying things like that, Frankham. Firstly be prepared to define what you mean by 'English folk music' and 'Celtic' sources.

As Malcolm suggests, there has been a lot of mixing of peoples and their music within these islands over the years, so to imply as you do that 'English' and whatever you mean by 'Celtic' are two separate bodies, one preceding the other, is misleading and dangerous.