CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 998/13/5
TitleLetter: Gavin Greig, Schoolhouse, Whitehill, New Deer to James Bruce Duncan
Date5 July 1905
Extent1 item
DescriptionContains detailed discussion of folk song project [probably in reply to MS 2732/26/3 of 8 June]; New Spalding Club should be prepared to publish results of research; Folk-Song Society and Rymour Club of Edinburgh should also be interested; is in agreement regarding method of collecting and editing; sends copy of Folk-Song society's 'Journal' which illustrates its methods; music not words should be starting point, especially respecting anything traditional whether published already or not, and no attempt should be made to edit in the manner of W. Christie; comments on R. Ford 'Vagabond Songs'; believes it is impossible to assign airs to particular localities ; theorising should wait until as much material as possible has been collected; is anxious for a meeting to discuss project fully.
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