Anyone out there who can help this person?
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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 13:22:37 -0500
From: Wade Tarzia <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list ORTRAD-L <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: need refs on defining Irish ballad and song
Hello -- I'm writing up an article on a ballad I collected in Ireland, but
what I lack are references directed specifically at Irish ballads and
songs. Most of the studies and definitions are aimed at the Child
(Scottish) ballads. What I have is an Irish song in English; yet it has
something of the lyrical quality (it's a decsription of a local "folly"
built by a landlord wanting to see his ships on the sea: 40 miles away!)
associated with Irish songs in Gaelic (Child ballads having more of the
narrative, plot-incident structure, with a central conflict).
I have in hand Richmond's _Ballad Scholarship_ and even found *one* article
exactly on what I need, but alas, it is not in my library. So I will be
indebted if anyone could:
(1) tell me how to find (or even send) a copy of George Davis Zimmerman's
"What is an Irish Ballad?" in _Eigse Cheol Tire_ 3, (1976-1981) pp. 5-17 --
I just know somebody has that one in their desk... -- or:
(2) suggest any fairly recent references pertaining to the Irish ballad.
I will be in your debt. And I may also be away for the next week and
unable to thank you for suggestions until I'm back. -- Wade Tarzia