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Thread #143842 Message #3328756
Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Mar-12 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Absolutely, I was just generalising, and there are bound to be English ballads passed on through the broadside tradition like the ones you mention. The influence of Irish ballads in Scotland is well documented but I'm not aware that it includes any Child Ballads. The Glasgow Poet's Box to quote one source printed many Irish ballads.
Regarding ballads printed in Ireland, there are lots of copies in the BL. Goggin of Limerick (18thc) springs to mind and of course Haly in Cork, and Brereton and Birmingham in Dublin reprinted mountains of stuff in the 19thc some of it Child Ballads.