The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93449 Message #1803953
Posted By: Folkiedave
07-Aug-06 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Subject: RE: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Please do not advertise your ignorance of these matters any further on this forum. I say this to protect you.
"...because they have done very little to promote songs other than the reprinting of books".
Just to put these things into perspective:
The whole of (possibly the world's) finest collection of folk material is substantially on line, a massive undertaking for a voluntary organisation.
The books are either new or substantially new with superb research and excellent writing. To say you think otherwise is nonsense.
The "Classic English Folk Songs" is a vast expansion on the original Penguin version. Malcolm Douglas is far too modest to mention his contribution to this. Look at the difference betwwen the two and guess how long it would have taken you to do that amount of research.