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At the heart of English folk

Folk Music Journal: Volume 7 Number 4

Volume 7 Number 4 (1998) is a special issue on the James Madison Carpenter Collection. It contains the following pieces:


The James Madison Carpenter Collection

Alan Jabbour Introduction
Julia C Bishop   Note on Referencing the James Madison Carpenter Collection



Julia C Bishop, 'Dr Carpenter from the Harvard College in America': An Introduction to James Madison Carpenter and his Collection

Ian A Olson, Scottish Song in the James Madison Carpenter Collection

David Atkinson, The Child Ballads from England and Wales in the James Madison Carpenter Collection

Julia C Bishop, The Tunes of the English and Scottish Ballads in the James Madison Carpenter Collection

Robert Young Walser, 'Here We Come Home In a Leaky Ship!': The Shanty Collection of James Madison Carpenter

Steve Roud and Paul Smith, James Madison Carpenter and the Mummers' Play


Julian Pilling, Michael Heaney   Review of 'Masculinity in the Morris'


Reviews — Books

E C Cawte Sword Dancing in Europe (Chas McDevitt)
Vic Gammon Ballads into Books: The Legacies of Francis James Child (Tom Cheesman and Sigrid Rieuwerts)
Steve Gardham The Outlaw Legend: A Cultural Tradition in Britain, America and Australia (Graham Seal)
Stephen Knights Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (Thomas Percy)
Cerddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru: Llyfryddiaeth: Bibliography: Traditional Music in Wales (Wyn Thomas)
Mary-Anne Constantine   English Folk-Song: An Introductory Bibliography (David Atkinson)


Reviews — Sound Recordings

Mike Yates The Alan Lomax Collection (Alan Lomax)
Last Cavalier: The Life and Times of John A Lomax, 1867-1948 (Nolan Porterfield)
Paul Burgess A Century of Song: A Celebration of Traditional Singers Since 1898 (Derek Schofield and Malcolm Taylor)
Keith Chandler   Melodeon Players from East Anglia: 'The Pigeon on the Gate': Field Recordings Made 1959-1997 (John Howson)
David Ward Brightest and Best: Village Carols from Beeston in Nottinghamshire (Ian Russell)
Come Sing for the Season: Village Carols from Coal Aston in Derbyshire (Ian Russell)



John Shaw   John Lorne Campbell 1906-1996


Cover illustration: James Madison Carpenter (Courtesy of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress).

Editor: Michael Heaney


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