The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80674   Message #1474302
Posted By: GUEST,padgett (at home)
29-Apr-05 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Percy Grainger
Subject: RE: Folklore: Percy Grainger
The LP Unto Brigg Fair vinyl 1972 Leader 4050 mono (Bill Leader)

Sleeve notes say that Percy recorded in 1906 and 1908 in Lincolnshire and it is the 1908 recordings which formed the basis of the vinyl record.

Joseph Taylor had among 21 tacks listed by the recorded singers (6):

Sprig of Thyme; Died for love; Brigg Fair; The White Hare; Lord Bateman; Rufford Park Poachers; Gypsy's Wedding Day; Worcester City; Creeping Jane; Murder of Maria Martin; Bold William Taylor; Bold Nevison
Many of these songs have now re-entered into the repertoire of English Traditional singers.

I for one am delighted that these songs have been given a now lease of life.

I would also mention that collecting continues in Lincolnshire through the likes of Brian Dawson