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Thread #140232   Message #3221931
Posted By: GUEST,littlelamb
12-Sep-11 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Folk tunes in methodist hymn books?
Subject: Origins: Folk tunes in methodist hymn books?

I'm new on here but I'm starting a dissertation on folk songs local to my area. I'm from near Ingleton, N. Yorks so looking at songs from North Craven and South Westmorland preferably. It's quite a Methodist-y area and I've been struggling to find original tunes. I've found references to folk songs being 'wiped out' in areas such as Cornwall and Wales where there is a big Methodist influence and I think the same could be true for this area.

Does anyone know where I might find some actual evidence of this or could suggest where I may find some really old Methodist hymnals to steal some tunes from?

Thanks, littlelamb