The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97625 Message #3116294
Posted By: peggymUK
18-Mar-11 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: Who is/ are the EFDSS?
Subject: RE: Who is/ are the EFDSS?
It seems my inquiry solicited more questions and advice than answers. I hope this helps ... 1. I am mainly interested in traditional folk song and dance that documents the social history of the English people - which is why I made it clear I am focused on EFDSS; 2. Yes, I certainly expected most responses would be from English Mudcat members who might naturally have a vested interest in their own English folk-heritage - I don't see why anyone else would particularly care; 3. The word ethnic seems to be problematic - perhaps read 'native' (which term has been used elsewhere one this website), or 'indigenous' (which is used on the EFDSS website); 4. I am focusing on material and resources that are in the hands of private membership organizations rather than those already in the public domain; 5. Yes, I have already been through the EFDSS website; 6. No, I have not approached EFDSS directly - I can assess myself whether it is delivering to its various Mission statements. I was looking for an opinion or two, mainly, as Bert suggests, from English Mudcatters, as to whether they think the EFDSS is being effective in re-connecting English people with the folksong and dance of their English ancestors. I could have asked this question without giving any background, but if no-one wishes to comment I will move on.