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Good news for a Monday!

GUEST,Museum of British Folklore 01 Jun 09 - 02:42 PM
Jack Blandiver 01 Jun 09 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,Museum of British Folklore 01 Jun 09 - 03:01 PM
GUEST 01 Jun 09 - 03:05 PM
Jack Campin 01 Jun 09 - 03:24 PM
Spleen Cringe 01 Jun 09 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,Museum of British Folklore 01 Jun 09 - 03:50 PM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 01 Jun 09 - 03:53 PM
jeffp 01 Jun 09 - 03:59 PM
Museum of British Folklore 01 Jun 09 - 04:01 PM
jeddy 01 Jun 09 - 06:27 PM
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Subject: Good news for a Monday!
From: GUEST,Museum of British Folklore
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 02:42 PM

I received a letter in the post today regarding the museum project.
A very kindly gentleman from a small village in the Grampian Mountains heard about the project from his daughter and told me that as he is quite elderly and eager to avoid death duties, would I accept a donation of £500 towards the museums research facility. The only stipulation was that I use the money to buy books. Not just books dealing with customs and traditions but books about folk music. He joked and said that if there was a bias in favour of Scottish folk music all the better. So with that in mind, would anyone care to start me off before I start to research what's out there. Are there any seminal texts I should invest in? His only request to me was that I make him a CD with as many recordings of 'Blooming Heather' on it as possible! Thinking caps on please! Thank you


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 02:51 PM

With some money to play with The Greig-Duncan Collection is a must; and for modest indispensable excellence: Herd Laddie o' the Glen.


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: GUEST,Museum of British Folklore
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:01 PM

Just found Volume 2 of the Greig-Duncan Collection for £672.......gulp.


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:05 PM

Or a re-print - The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection by Patrick Shuldham-Shaw (Hardcover - Jan 1984) for $70 which is more like it.


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:24 PM

The full Greig-Duncan is an absolutely basic source which any institution purporting to represent British musical folk culture has GOT to have.

But 672 pounds is taking the piss, there must be cheaper copies available.

The 1984 thing can't be a reprint, the last volume of the collection wasn't published until a couple of years ago.

What I would suggest to do with that 500 quid: hand the cheque to Folkiedave and ask him to supply interesting stuff up to the value. Reasonable prices and he'll know what you want better than you do.


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:33 PM

Check out the Elphinstone Institute website: Publications. The Glenbuchat Ballads is a must. There's a library thread around here somewhere that might be worth perusing. I'll have a look at my collection in a bit and come back with some references.


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: GUEST,Museum of British Folklore
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:50 PM

'hand the cheque to Folkiedave'
Sounds like a good idea if he's up for it. How would I contact him to find out?


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:53 PM

PM - via the pull down links top.


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: jeffp
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 03:59 PM

First, register as a member. It's free, and you won't get spam as a result. It will allow you to use the personal message (PM) function and contact any other member directly.


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: Museum of British Folklore
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 04:01 PM

Ok, just registered but thought I see what the Stonehenge doc on Channel 4 was like.......back in a bit


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: jeddy
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 06:27 PM

an idear for 'blooming heather' version by edward II part tradtional part reggae - great stuff


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Subject: RE: Good news for a Monday!
From: Museum of British Folklore
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 07:00 PM

And I guess there's the version by everyone's favourite, Kate Rusby.....can't quite remember the name of the chap who sings with her on it. I sent Folkliedave a message so will see what he thinks. Thanks for the suggestion.


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