From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 20 February 2006 14:52
Cc: Simon Evans
Subject: SEFAN:2006-02-20:01. Info. required re Kentish Folk Music

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From: Emma Mahoney <E_dot_L_dot_Mahoney_at_greenwich_dot_ac_dot_uk>
Date: 20 February 2006 14:20:04 GMT
Subject: Kentish Folk Music

Dear Dr Allen,

I have recently started a research project at the Greenwich Maritime Institute 
as a post-doctoral researcher. I am to perform an audit of all primary and 
secondary sources available for a potential project which would examine how 
maritime related activities (eg fishing, smuggling, shipowning, ship building, 
river trade, tourism, the Navy etc) shaped local communities in the south east 
of England, namely the Kent and Sussex coast c.1700-c.1914. 

One of the areas I am particularly interested in revolves around the cultural 
aspects of Kent's maritime history, especially in local sea songs/poems/rhymes, 
local customs and superstitions and dances/entertainment connected to people's 
life experience of living on/around the coast.

If you or anyone connected with your group specialises in Kentish folk songs of 
the 18th and 19th centuries I would welcome any advice or guidance you are able 
to provide.

Yours sincerely,

Emma Mahoney


Emma Mahoney
Research Fellow

Greenwich Maritime Institute
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS

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