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Posted By: greg stephens
22-May-02 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
Subject: RE: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
Bit of thread drift onto music transmission by travellers(as in people travelling, not necessarily Travellers ) which I'll join in with.The gradual move north each year of groups of people engaged in seasonal agricltural work must have had a huge musical effect. One local pattern I know about is people from Donegal crossing to Wales in early summer, starting working onCheshire farms and moving steadily north through Lancashire and Cumbria and then round the corner of the Solway into Galloway.Andback home for winter. Bringing music(and musicians) with them. Bringing new songs in. taking new songs back.Harvest kneesups all the way.So nw england, sw scotland and donegal are full of each others tunes and songs.In the pubs!!