The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169114   Message #4087110
Posted By: Steve Gardham
08-Jan-21 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Ramsay Tea-table Miscellany
Subject: RE: Ramsay Tea-table Miscellany
I don't think Greig or Duncan professed to know a lot about the songs and their histories. Greig was influenced by the likes of Wm Walker who persuaded him Peter Buchan's ballads were from oral tradition. Greig was an avid collector and did a magnificent job rivalling Sharp
but he wrote little on the histories and background. He didn't have time.