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GUEST,KP History of British Folk Guitar (94* d) RE: History of British Folk Guitar 19 Jan 10

I think you are correct in what you say that the guitar was aimed at the art music context. However there are some traditional tunes in Bremner's book and certainly some on the Rob McKillop site and CD's. One interesting example is 'Roslin Castle' which a) may be by James Oswald or b) may be traditional. And 'parlour songs you would use to entertain guests at home' is getting close to folk music, perhaps? (Aaargh, if I'm not careful I'll start yet another 'what is folk thread?', so I'll shut up now.)

McKillop makes the tunes sound as if they were always meant for the guitar - beautiful phrasing and emphases.

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