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Thread #157878 Message #4030489
Posted By: GUEST
27-Jan-20 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Kate Lee was staying in the house of Sir Edward Carson. I just found out who he is. Not only was he the prosecutor of Oscar Wilde but he also was an Ulster Unionist who helped to create Northern Ireland. Lee herself was 'Anglo Irish'. So interesting in terms of the general social background of the early Folk Song Society and no doubt people will have written articles about it.
Harker explains in his introduction why he does not deal with the work of Kate Lee.
He refers to the Copper family just once (p236), when stating that A L Lloyd used a short article about them
"to challenge discretely some of the more old-fashioned notions about the influence of print on folk-song, the incidence of choral singing, and the issue of musical literacy amongst singers."