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GUEST,Grishka Nineteenth-Century Folk Songs (42) RE: Nineteenth-Century Folk Songs 14 Aug 15

As Richard Mellish 12 Aug 15 - 03:20 PM said, many songs pretend to be older (and more "folkish") than they are. As with all other objects, old folk music was "forged" as soon as it became widely appreciated by collectors. The 19th century marks the climax of that era, starting about 1760 with "Ossian".

Make no mistake: even today, masses of "old" songs and dances are newly written worldwide, in order to fake ethnic identities.

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