minstrel: Re: minstrel-digest V1 #963

Corrie Bergeron corrie at itasca.net
Thu Oct 5 07:25:47 PDT 2000


You might post your question on the Mudcat Cafe discussion board,
www.mudcat.org.  That's a central spot for all things folkie.

Myself, I've never come across the song that I can recall.

Corrie
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> minstrel-digest          Thursday, 5 October 19100     Volume 01 : Number 963
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> minstrel: The oral Tradition
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> From: Michael Batory <mbator01 at bcuc.ac.uk>
> Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 16:18:34 +0100
> Subject: minstrel: The oral Tradition
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> Hello,
> 
> As part of my research at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College,
> I am looking at the oral tradition as it exists in contemporary folk
> music, whatever that is, and I am tracing the progress since 1986 of a
> song entitled
> " The Last of the Great Whales" also known as " The Last Leviathan"
> [Andy Barnes: (c)1986 - Friendly Overtures]
> 
> I am pretty well up on the available recordings and accordingly, the
> changes to lyrics and arrangement that have taken place. However tracing
> performances and thus, the song's geographical and musical progress is
> much more difficult.
> 
> I do appreciate that this song may not fall within the repertoire
> considered by the Bardic Circles but if anybody does know of a performer
> or performance of this song, or indeed of a recording ( I may not know
> them all), I should be grateful for as much detail, name of performer,
> date of performance, venue, label etc etc) as you have time to give.
> 
> Also, a second request. I am trying to find the words of two songs. One
> an old song from the Dome region of France, entitled Le Mai de Clerieux
> and the other, newer,  from the Basque region of Spain entitled
> Nafarroa. Can anyone help please?
> 
> Hoping to hear something in due course.
> 
> Michael Batory
> Course Leader, Music,
> Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.
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> Hello,
> <p>As part of my research at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College,
> I am looking at the oral tradition as it exists in contemporary folk music,
> whatever that is, and I am tracing the progress since 1986 of a song entitled
> <br>" <i>The Last of the Great Whales</i>" also known as " <i>The Last
> Leviathan</i>" [Andy Barnes: (c)1986 - Friendly Overtures]
> <p>I am pretty well up on the available recordings and accordingly, the
> changes to lyrics and arrangement that have taken place. However tracing
> performances and thus, the song's geographical and musical progress is
> much more difficult.
> <p>I do appreciate that this song may not fall within the repertoire considered
> by the Bardic Circles but if anybody does know of a performer or performance
> of this song, or indeed of a recording ( I may not know them all), I should
> be grateful for as much detail, name of performer, date of performance,
> venue, label etc etc) as you have time to give.
> <p>Also, a second request. I am trying to find the words of two songs.
> One an old song from the Dome region of France, entitled <i>Le Mai de Clerieux</i>
> and the other, newer,&nbsp; from the Basque region of Spain entitled <i>Nafarroa.</i>
> Can anyone help please?
> <p>Hoping to hear something in due course.
> <p>Michael Batory
> <br>Course Leader, Music,
> <br>Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.</html>
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