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At the heart of English folk

Folk Music Journal: Volume 7 Number 5

Volume 7 Number 5 (1999) contains the following pieces:



Keith Whitlock, 'The English Dancing Master 1650/51' as Cultural Politics 

Elizabeth James, 'The Captain's Apprentice' and the Death of Young Robert Eastick of King's Lynn: A Study in the Development of a Folk Song 

Stuart Eydmann, As Common as Blackberries: The First Hundred Years of the Accordion in Scotland, 1830-1930 

Julian Onderdonk, Vaughan Williams and the Modes 

C J Bearman, Kate Lee and the Foundation of the Folk-Song Society 

Bob Grant, When Punch Met Merry


EC Cawte, Norman Peacock   James Madison Carpenter and the Mummers' Play


Reviews — Books

Michael Pickering   Skiffle: The Definitive Inside Story (Chas McDevitt)
The Skiffle Craze (Mike Dewe)
Vic Gammon Public Worship, Private Faith: Sacred Harp and American Folksong (John Bealle)
Mike Yates Jane Hicks Gentry: A Singer Among Singers (Betty N Smith)
Pistol Packin' Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong (Shelley Romalis)
Mavis Curtis Chants Enfantins d'Europe (André-Marie Despringre)


Reviews — Sound Recordings

Ian Russell The Voice of the People: The Traditional Music of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (Reg Hall)
Keith Chandler Dulcimer Players from England (John Howson)
Roger Marriott   Absolutely Classic: The Music of William Kimber


Review — Electronic Resources

Michael Heaney   Musical Traditions



Katie Howson   Font Whatling 1919-1998


Cover illustration: William Kimber, c 1893 (Courtesy of the Headington Quarry Morris Dancers).

Editor: Michael Heaney


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