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Thread #140232 Message #3222432
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
13-Sep-11 - 08:10 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Folk tunes in methodist hymn books?
Subject: RE: Origins: Folk tunes in methodist hymn books?
Some tunes may survive as hymn tunes but it is true that singing of other than hymns was considered sinful and discouraged.
As a result folk songs were lost and choir singing sustituted.
Wales and Cornwall both well known for their male voice choirs.
Folk dance suffered the same fate.
The Presbyterian influence in N.Ireland has been similar.