Mudcat Café message #4034052 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4034052
Posted By: Jim Carroll
13-Feb-20 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
The Collectors went out to head-hunt songs in the belief that the tradition was dying (which it was)
I've always understood that Sharp was at first looking for tunes to assist creating an 'English' classical music, but began to realise that they had an intrinsic value in their own right
I also thought that of all the collectors, Grainger was the one who did his best to bolster this, particularly by using recording equipment
I have to admit that these are gathered impressions rather than having been researched
I would help if Sharp's diaries were available on line in a reader-friendly form
Jim Carroll