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Thread #97625   Message #1925767
Posted By: GUEST,Derek Schofield
03-Jan-07 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Who is/ are the EFDSS?
Subject: RE: efdss,what does it mean
Captain Dick Miles wrote:
*thankyou ,Derek for your time.
clause c and d ,indicate that one of their aims is to promote songs and music of other countries.*

I am sorry to disagree, especially as you've said complimentary things about me, but I don't think that that is an accurate interpretation of clauses c and d.

c.       To promote and encourage research into and study of the origins, development and traditional practice of English folk dances, songs and music and their relationship with those of other countries.

This says it's the relationship with other countries that could be promoted.

d.       In furtherance of the above objects to promote, and co-operate in, demonstrations, festivals and other like performances of folk dances, songs and music of other countries, whether held in England or elsewhere.

and this one says that it may promote festivals and performances of folk of other countries, but in furtherance of the above objects. In other words, it is dependent upon such promotion being compatible with other objects.