The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137760   Message #3155589
Posted By: harmonic miner
17-May-11 - 06:12 AM
Thread Name: Padstow May Song query
Subject: RE: Padstow May Song query

Not being provocative, just that I'd heard it said that it was basically staged for Alan Lomax and his team. I know nothing about it other than (a) what I read in the recent biography of Lomax and (b) youtube clips. And the latter somehow don't seem realistic. I can see how a community might want to have a bit of a laugh at the expense of the American tourists. I'm not saying they did.