An edition of the daybook of John Reddish, 1780-1805

Cockburn, Anne (1979) An edition of the daybook of John Reddish, 1780-1805. MPhil thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

The thesis is an investigation of a manuscript collection of songs and music written by three members of the Reddish family, John Reddish producing the major part of the manuscript.

The songs and music demonstrate the social change within the family during a period in which they were forced to leave corn milling and become framework knitters. The collection also demonstrates the change in the pattern of life in the rural community through the enclosure acts, the early industrial revolution and the Napoleonic wars, To establish the status of the family within the community some investigation of education and literacy has been necessary.

The songs and tunes are of three types, Simon the father, copies printed songs with their tunes from songbooks or music sheets while the two sons collect broadsides and oral song words, and music for the secular band playing in the village. Some study is made of the distribution and availability of songs and music through broadsides, other printed sources and through the oral tradition and this helps to indicate the state of musicianship in rural communities of this period.

Finally, the songs and tunes are related to printed and oral sources and when possible, some indication of their continued life and popularity is given.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MPhil)
Supervisors: Kinsley, J.
Keywords: Folk Songs, Folk Music, Manuscript, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, EFDSS, East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Family History, Reddish, John Reddish, Simon Reddish, Garves Reddish, Reynardine, Broadsides, Water Mill, Photographs, Framework Knitters
Subjects: H Social sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
M Music and Literature on music > M Music
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of English
Item ID: 13962
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 14:08
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 22:26
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/13962

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