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Friday, 31 May 2013

From Waulking to Railways: Make the Connection

Call and response singing is common in Hebridean work songs, like waulking (pounding tweed cloth) or boatsmen's songs.

Can you see a connection with railways in the American deep south, though?

Read the latest Bibliolore blogpost on Gandy dancers!

(Whittaker loves making connections between apparently disconnected phenomena!)

Gandy Dancers - RILM's blog image
Waulking - from website

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