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GUEST,Iains Origins: Brigg Fair (107* d) RE: Origins: Brigg Fair 19 Aug 21


From: https://afolksongaweek.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/week-293-brigg-fair/
Ruairidh Greig
August 5, 2020 at 11:53 am

Thanks Andy. Enjoyed reading that. My cousin, Peter Collinson who is Taylor's Great Great Grandson brought it to my attention. We both knew Marion Hudson well she was Peter's Grandmother and lived as I did, in Grimsby. Her memoirs are a little "rose-tinted" but still interesting. A couple of notes; the John Taylor recording is on the Peter Kennedy Folktracks cassettte 45-135 (Brigg Fair- Joseph Taylor). I've been wondering if the BBC made a record of Brigg Fair in 1944, was there another song on the B side? It's interesting, with regard to the gipsy story, that Grainger noted that JT learnt the song from George Medcalfe from Moortown, near Caistor. Perhaps he was the gipsy? I'm still looking for a compltet version. Thanks again for the interesting blog.
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    Andy Turner
    August 5, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks Ruairidh
    I used to dance with Oyster Morris, and have known Peter since c1976. Had quite forgotten his Taylor lineage until writing these notes.
    I'm sure I will know someone who owns a copy of that Folktracks cassette will make some approaches.
    And good to know there are still unanswered questions about the song's origin it would be so boring if we knew all the answers!
(I do not know if this has been previously mentioned - apologies if it has)


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