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Posted By: Richard from Liverpool
27-Apr-11 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: A Liverpool Folk Song a Week
Subject: RE: A Liverpool Folk Song a Week
Hiya Banjoman,

I'm grateful for any help if people have songs to suggest - I haven't sat down and made a proper list, but I'm certain that have at least 35 Liverpool songs in hand. But in order to get to the full 52, I'm going to have to learn some new songs, which I'm looking forward to. Even if people suggest things that they think are obvious, it might still jog my memory, so if you have ideas please do get in touch with me (here or via PM or whatever)

Hi Chris,

Liverpool Welsh songs are definitely a bit of a gap in my knowledge (I'm Liverpool Irish!), but Hugill refers to a couple of things in his books, and provides pointers to other sources like the work of Liverpool-born John Glyn Davies who worked with Welsh sailors songs. So I definitely hope to include some things from Liverpool's Welsh element, although this will hopefully transpire without my having to sing whole songs in Welsh! (Something I wouldn't want to inflict upon anyone) Anyway, if you have any tips for songs or sources for songs, let me know. Otherwise, watch this space and hopefully I'll provide some things of interest in the months to come.