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At the heart of English folk

Folk Music Journal: Volume 7 Number 1

Volume 7 Number 1 (1995) contains the following pieces:


Joel H Baer, Bold Captain Avery in the Privy Council: Early Variants of a Broadside Ballad from the Pepys Collection

Tom Pettitt, Customary Drama: Social and Spatial Patterning in Traditional Encounters

Gerald Porter, Cobblers All: Occupation as Identity and Cultural Message


Wilf Darlington, 'Go George, I Can't Endure You': A Country Dance and its Tune



Peter Millington   'The Ploughboy and the Plough Play'
Wilf Darlington 'The Trumpet Hornpipe'


Reviews — Books

Roy Judge The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400-1700 (Ronald Hutton)
Keith Chandler Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music: An Annotated Discography of Published Sound Recordings (Norm Cohen)
Alun Howkins Morris Dancing in the English South Midlands, 1660-1900: A Chronological Gazetteer (Keith Chandler)
W F H Nicholaisen   Narrative Singing in Ireland: Lays, Ballads, Come-All-Yes and Other Songs (Hugh Shields)
Chris Smith The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell)
Theresa Buckland The Crooked Stovepipe: Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada (Craig Mishler)
Vic Gammon A Social History of Music Education in England 1872-1928 (Gordon Cox)
Michael Pickering Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (Eric Lott)
Joan Flett Scotland's Dances: A Review of the 1994 Conference on the Diversity of the Scottish Traditions of Dance
Julia C Bishop The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore (Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal)
Vic Gammon Traces of Ancient Mystery: The Ballad Carols of Davies Gilbert and William Sandys (Richard McGrady)
A Festival of Village Carols: Sixteen Carols from the Mount-Dawson Manuscripts, Worrall (Ian Russell)
Keith Summers Salonikiós, 'The Best Violin in the Balkans': Dimítrios Sémsis Alias Salonikiós (Lisbet Torp)
David Atkinson The Stockholm Ballad Conference 1991: Proceedings of the 21st International Ballad Conference, August 19-22, 1991 (Bengt R Jonsson)
Chris Metherell Dance History: An Introduction (Janet Adshead-Lansdale and June Layson)
Discovering English Folk Dance (Hugh Rippon)
Gerald Porter Wobblies, Pile Butts, and Other Heroes: Laborlore Explorations (Archie Green)
Elizabeth Warner Russian Folk Lyrics (Roberta Reeder)
Mike Yates The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music that Shaped their Lives (Ivan M Tribe)
Tecwyn Vaughan Jones The People in the Playground (Iona Opie)
John Ashton Songs about Work: Essays in Occupational Culture for Richard A Reuss (Archie Green)
Sally Drage Hymns and Hymn Singing: A Popular Guide (David Baker and Joan Welsby)
Alan Ward Traveling the High Way Home: Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music (John Wright)
Christopher Wiltshire   Barbershopping: Musical and Social Harmony (Max Kaplan)
Dave Harker The Conspiracy of Good Taste: William Morris, Cecil Sharp, Clough Williams-Ellis and the Repression of Working Class Culture in the 20th Century (Stefan Szcelkun)
Julia C Bishop Songs of Labrador (Tim Borlase)


Reviews — Sound Recordings

Anita Best and Eileen Condon Harvest Home: It's of my Rambles — Songs and Tunes from Ulster (Len Graham)
Jim Gilchrist   Sonneurs de Vielle Traditionnels en Bretagne
Sonneurs de Clarinette en Bretagne: Sonnerien Treujenn-Gaol
Sonneurs de Veuze en Bretagne et Marais Breton Vendéen
Peter Brook Music from the English West Gallery Tradition (The Christminster Singers with the Mellstock Band)
Arise, Arise! West Gallery Music in New England (The Mellstock Band and the Bayley-Hazen Singers)
To Celebrate Christmas: Village Carols from the Travellers Rest, Oughtibridge (Ian Russell)



Ian Olson David Buchan 1939-1994
Ian Russell Frank Hinchliffe 1923-1995
Walter Abson Joseph Needham 1900-1995
Keith Chandler   Arnold Woodley 1925-1995
Walter Abson Lilnel Bacon 1910-1994
Peter Clifton Dick Hewitt 1921-1994
Ivor Allsop Kenneth Loveless 1911-1995


Cover illustration: Dick Hewitt, performing at Cecil Sharp House, London, 1981. Photograph by Doc Rowe.

Editor: Julia C Bishop


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