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Thread #93449 Message #1805107
Posted By: The Sandman
09-Aug-06 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Subject: RE: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Dear malcolm. I was praising the efdss for the work they have been doing,. I never said that the hallamshire traditions were a song initiative, what I have been saying, is that EFDSS do very little to encourage english and international folk song. your work and other peoples on the revision of out of print books is admirable.but its a drop in the ocean., even compared to what efdss used to do for song in the days when they ran festivals like sidmouth.
when you refer to we do you mean yourself or all the members of efdss. personally I [ would prefer it if it was run in the same way as comhaltas[ for all their faults]I would join again, because I would know festivals including song would be promoted, I have many criticisms of comhaltas but at least they do promote what they are doing in a relatively evenhanded and efficient manner. I too would like to acknowledge the davenports and your work , and thank you for it.