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Thread #158878   Message #3761278
Posted By: GUEST,Howard Jones
28-Dec-15 - 06:58 AM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
Whilst it is a dance tune rather than a song tune, "Hardcore English" by the late Barry Callaghan (published by EFDSS) compares 6 different versions of "Stoney Steps" from different dates and different parts of the country. To quote Barry, "This is one of the 'big'tunes of the English tradition, and it is wonderful to see how generations of musicians have shaped it to their style and taste".