The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4033559
Posted By: Brian Peters
11-Feb-20 - 06:50 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Fakesong is actually dedicated to 'Maureen, ex-sectretary, Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar, Yorkshire'.

As Jack says, The Big Red Song Book demonstrates Harker's interest in active singing, but there's not much traditional stuff in there. I would hazard a guess that he regarded Sharpian folk song with disdain - you'll be hard put to find a word of praise for Sharp or any of the other collectors in noting down all that material, whereas people like me regard that as a huge achievement in itself.