Re: Child Ballads in the SCA
- Linette wrote:
>Anyone interested in working on such a project? A HUGE thanks mustgo out to both Tsivia, Dani, and Gregory, for the work they've
already done on this topic - and other scholars as well, of
course. Asking for more is by no means a disparagement of the
wonderful work that's been done so far - I hope it's understood as
fervent enthusiasm for a topic we all love!
I am **SO** for seeing more work on the non-court musics in period!!!! I
mean, everyone who seems to perform "Great Silkie" does the 1800s version
(usually unaware that a) it's not period and b) there ARE recorded
probable period versions), yet there are very very few places where you
can find the one "official" old tune. And then there's the one I collected
from Baroness Mairi nan Beatann years ago...!! (My folklore prof was
gobsmacked and said it was the only other version she'd ever heard which
sounded authentic!) Both are in my C.A. ballad booklet as well.
I'd love to see more folks team up on this. My academic work has drawn me
far from my folklorist roots (Too far I feel some days) and as I was just
contracted to write another book (academic women's studies textbook), I
won't have the time myself. But I can suggest and/or advise from arm's
length if others want to take up the torch.
Great suggestion, Linette!!
PS: I'm probably going to be attending the Ventanadur (spelling?) event in
Myrkfallin, Aethelmearc, in 2 weekends from now...if anyone will be there,
come over and say hello!
- --- In SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com, Holly <linette@...> wrote:
> Hello from Linette!
> I think that both CA issues on the Child Ballads are good resources
> for Scadians who are interested in the topic. Their differences in
> style and methods are a reasonable result of differing schools of
> thought in academia and research, and I hope that we can all
> what we like out of each without feeling the need to disparage oneor
> the other.No disparaging intended... and on my part these 'rants' are not rants
as much as they are arguments that do stem from the differences in
research methods in the different schools of thought.
> I have a copy of Dame Tsivia's CA and can type her list of Childwhat
> Ballads which plausibly date back to period, if that's something
> people would like to seeon the list. It's fascinating to see how
> many of the ballads have origins within the medieval period.
> What I think would be a fabulous project to add to this would be to
> publish the within-period versions of said ballads, or at least,
> books or websites they can be found in.<snip>
>I'm more then happy to host on a website any information of this
> Anyone interested in working on such a project?
sort. I'm a bit of a database junky so taking bits and compiling them
is fairly simple for me... but my problem is that I haven't the time
currently to do the digging.... but if someone wants to send me files
of what they have then I can collate etc.