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Folk-song in Buchan and folk-song of the north-east

Gavin Greig

Folk-song in Buchan and folk-song of the north-east

by Gavin Greig

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Published by Folklore Associates in Hatboro, Pa .
Written in English


About the Edition

A collection of Gavin Greig"s own work and contributions to other publications.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Gavin Greig ; foreword by Kenneth S. Goldstein and Arthur Argo.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16548758M

Buy Songs from North East Scotland: A Selection for Performers from the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection Pap/Com by Lizanne Henderson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Lizanne Henderson.   The first in our 5-to-Try series seemed to do pretty well indeed, so here we are again with another batch of British folk songs. We’ve lined up a second motley crew of folk-performing luminaries and layabouts, each one eager to tell you which British folk song really makes the hairs on their neck stand up and why they think you ought to add it to your playlist.

Peter Buchan Peter Buchan was born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, on 4 August He began life as a jobbing printer and tradesman but later devoted himself mainly to the collection of old songs and ballads of the north of Scotland, and the printing and publishing of these, together with verses, tracts, and other works of his own. The North East Folklore Archive, an internet resource established by Aberdeenshire Council for the study of the cultural heritage and traditions of North East Scotland. Last updated 29th July, New feature. Aberdeenshire Museums 'Object Of The Month'. Click here to see this month's object. New for schools.

[Reprints articles by Greig, the first from Trans. of the Buchan Field Club, IX (), ; the rest contributed to the Buchan Observer, Dec. June , reprinted in book form as Folk-Song of the North-East (Peterhead, , ).]. Norman Buchan gives a credit for the formation of the song as it appears in his book: “Words W. Mathieson, collated with version in Folk-Song of the North East”. All the verses are found in one or other of the different versions of the song in the Greig-Duncan Collection. Christine’s version draws on these also for her 4th and 5th verses.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Greig, Gavin, Folk-song in Buchan. Hatboro, Pa., Folklore. Gavin Greig () was a musician, folksong collector, playwright and teacher. He edited James Scott Skinner's biggest collection of music, The Harp & Claymore Collection, providing harmonies for Skinner's compositions, and he was jointly responsible for compiling The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, with the Rev J.

Duncan ().A selection from this collection of over Author: Gavin Greig. Folk-Song In Buchan And Folk-Song Of The North-East by Gavin Greig. Folk-Song In Buchan And Folk-Song Of The North-East.

The Oxford Easy Anthem Book () (ID). Year. InGreig's great-grandson Arthur Argo, the singer, collector and broadcaster, teamed up with the American folklorist Kenny Goldstein, to republish, with family consent, the most important of Greig's writings, i.e.

his Folk-Song in Buchan book, together with the Buchan Observer folksong columns (these had been published before Greig's. Buy Folk-song In Buchan by Greig, Gavin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Gavin Greig. The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection from northeast Scotland, was the work of the schoolmaster and musician, Gavin Greig (–), and the minister James Bruce Duncan ().

The project began in and was completed between then and the First World War. A selection of the songs was published in under the title Last Leaves of Traditional Ballads and Ballad Airs collected in. Author of Last leaves of traditional ballads and ballad airs, Traditional minstrelsy of the northeast of Scotland, Logie O'Buchan: An Aberdeenshire Pastoral of Last Century, Folk-song in Buchan, Folk-song in Buchan and Folk-song of the North Written works: Folk-Song In Buchan.

When I moved to the North East in the mids, I already knew that in terms of the folk revival it was a bit special, with its highly characteristic, witty, down to earth songs and exciting tunes not found elsewhere in the country. But I was not prepared for the sheer number and quality of the ones that had not yet been heard outside the area.

Arthur Argo () It can be fairly claimed that a love of traditional song ran in Arthur Argo’s veins. As the great-grandson of the renowned North-East folk song collector Gavin Greig, it perhaps seems only natural that he should become a foremost authority on and tireless promoter of.

Description. This broadside ballad is of Scottish origin. It was first printed in Peter Buchan’s Ancient Ballads of the North of Scotland in Gavin Greig, in Folk-Song of the North-East, wrote that it seemed to be an 18 th century ballad.

It was probably written by a minor poet attempting to bring an older ballad up to : Stanley Finnemore. Dance Ti’ Thy Daddy Till The Boat Comes In. Dance Ti Thy Daddy is one of the most traditional Northumbrian/Geordie folk songs.

The folk song celebrated the brave & enduring spirit of the fishermen who trawled the North sea from Berwick-Upon Tweed, down through to the river Tyne and up through to the Wear and Tees.

This is a list of songs by their Roud Folk Song Index number; the full catalogue can also be found on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website.

Some publishers have added Roud numbers to books and liner notes, as has also been done with Child Ballad numbers and Laws list (like the article List of the Child Ballads) also serves as a link to articles about the songs, which may. North East England is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.

It covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the area of the former county of Cleveland in North region is home to three large conurbations: Teesside, Wearside, and Tyneside, the last of which is the largest of the three and the eighth most populous Constituent country: England.

In Folk-Song of the North-East Gavin Greig printed Shaw's original text alongside a version collected from oral tradition, which had been curtailed and improved in the process of passing from mouth to mouth. A version very similar to this ‘improved’ text is still to be found in the repertoires of traditional singers today.

Miller's edition is meant to accompany the reprint of Greig's Folk-Song in Buchan and Folk Songs of the North-East by Kenneth Goldstein and Arthur Argo infor he quite rightly believes that 'Greig's writing on folk song as opposed to the materials he collected' (Miller, i) is little known.

Edited by David Buchan. Pp Edinburgh: Canongate Academic. £ Although the memory of Dr David Rorie of Cults () as a fine song writer, and even finer raconteur, public poet and general practitioner still linger on in North-East Scotland, the David Rorie Society commissioned an issue and reappraisal of his poetry over a.

In Kenneth S. Goldstein and Arthur Argo reprinted Greig's newspaper articles methodically surveying the folksong of the Northeast (Folk-Song in Buchan and Folk-Song of the North-east, Folklore Associates). Written originally for the Buchan Observer from tothe anthologized series hinted at the richness of the Greig-Duncan.

Read this book on Questia. "Hamish Henderson was one of the most significant figures in the cultural life of twentieth-century Scotland; he was a man of extraordinary intellectual versatility, a committed Republican and socialist, and, as the pioneer of the great post-war Scottish folk revival, he made an important contribution to Scotland's culture and to the growth of a national consciousness.".

The Subject of Folksong: Colleceted Writings on Scottish Folksong (review) The Subject of Folksong: Colleceted Writings on Scottish Folksong (review) Cray, Ed Book Reviews chapter 6, "The Contamination of the Fairy Tale," he praises the Brothers Grimm for appropriating and modifying their collection of folktales.

These literary reworkers, he argues, improve. Geordie Songs. The following are songs that come from the North East region of Tyneside in England. I have copied them from a little book which belonged to my grandfather, published by Lingfords Baking Powder* to celebrate the th anniversary of the High Level (rail/road) "High Level" crosses the river Tyne on the southern approach to Newcastle.

Greig's columns of folk song from the Buchan Observer were reprinted in by his descendant Arthur Argo, with Kenneth Goldstein, as Folk-Song in Buchan and Folk-Song of the North-East. Greig and Duncan's full collection was eventually organised and published in 8 volumes from by the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh.Gavin Greig, Folk-Song in Buchan and Folk-Song of the North-East (no author listed, but based on recordings of Pearl R.

Nye), Scenes & Songs of the Ohio-Erie Canal We now have different songs, under titles.Full text of "The Master Book of American Folk Song" See other formats.