The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #130863   Message #2947495
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
19-Jul-10 - 06:36 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS Advantages and Disadvantages
Subject: RE: EFDSS Advantages and Disadvantages
"Dance & song" doesn't trip off the tongue in the way "song & dance" does, and it runs contrary to the way in which the phrase would be generally used in everyday usage. So the choice appears, to my mind, to represent a conscious and deliberate one.

I'd be curious to know who decided the name of the 'English folk dance and song society' and to what extent the choice of which discipline would 'come first' in it's title, was representative of the relative importance of song and dance within the society at the time.

This post could sound daft, but there have been plenty of squabbles of such seemingly petty details within other marriages.