Scots folk singers and their sources : a study of two major Scottish song collections /

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Brill Rodopi,, Volume volume 31, Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston, United States, p.1 online resource : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00929875, (OCoLC)fst00930184, (OCoLC)fst01030444, (OCoLC)fst01198495, fast, Folk singers, Folk singers., Folk songs, English, Folk songs, English., Folk songs, Scots, Folk songs, Scots., History and criticism., Music, Scotland, Scotland., Scots, Scottish Travellers (Nomadic people), Social aspects, Social aspects., Sources.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Weighing the Catch -- Did Greig and Duncan Neglect the Travellers? -- Song Transmission -- The Reticence of Female Singers -- The Devolution of the Child Ballads to the Travellers -- Social Change and Education versus Tradition -- The Missing Singers of the 1920s -- Conclusions."This book offers a detailed analysis of two major Scottish folk song collections, the Greig-Duncan Collection, and the Scots folk song material of the School of Scottish Studies Archives. This exhaustive study of song transmission includes all contributors, not only notable singers. The scattered information, marshalled into quantifiable data, throws light on such topics as transmission within and outside the family, the role of literacy, the public reticence of women singers, the association between the Travellers and the big ballads, and the impact of social changes in the late nineteenth century, and of broadcast music in the 1920s. The new opportunities opened up by digitisation are explored here for the first time"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 22, 2021).