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Thread #16399   Message #319224
Posted By: Lindsay
15-Oct-00 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: A Basic Folk Library
Subject: RE: A Basic Folk Library
As a member of historical reenactment group, i.e. 42nd Highland Regiment circa 1758, I am most interested in obtaining the music to "shanties". We already have a substantial library of words, but it would be so much easiser to learn the songs if we had the correct melody. Also, my wife is fairly accomplished on the flute (as well as piccolo, fife, recorder and tin whistle). I would certainly improve our music if she could accompany us. No, we are not professional performers! We simply enjoy singing the songs. Something about all the male voices blending together (okay, blending on a really good day).

Thank you in advance for any assistance provided.

Terry Wessling, aka Pvt Michael Lindsay, 42nd Regiment of Foote (but the corporal only bawls "LINDSAY!!!" when I'm in trouble.