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The child ballad in Canada: a survey

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Show simple item record Doucette, Laurel Quigley, Colin 2017-09-25T08:49:56Z 2017-09-25T08:49:56Z 1981
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While many folklorists might find the tabulation of Child ballad statistics a tedious and somewhat anachronistic exercise, few would deny the historical value of describing in detail the results of one phase of Canadian folksong research. It is our contention, however, that such an exercise serves deeper scholarly concerns. As an examination of a regional classical ballad repertoire, this survey provides a base for comparison with other regions. Given the broad geographic distribution and time depth represented by this genre, the Child ballads are well suited for such comparative study. Moreover, as the oldest level of the Anglo-Canadian song tradition, the national Child ballad repertoire forms an important base for folksong study within this country. An examination of maintenance and loss of story types within the Child corpus, as well as analysis of transformations undergone by individual ballads, could reveal culturally-specific concerns which may be reflected throughout the entire Canadian folksong repertoire. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries MUSICultures: Journal of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music;9, pp. 3-19
dc.subject child ballad en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title The child ballad in Canada: a survey en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-09-25T08:40:07Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1409094
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Canadian folk music journal/Revue de musique folklorique canadienne
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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