Tam Lin: An Ancient Scottish Folk Ballad Bruce Garrard

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Published: 2003

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36 pages


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Tam Lin: An Ancient Scottish Folk Ballad  by  Bruce Garrard

Tam Lin: An Ancient Scottish Folk Ballad by Bruce Garrard
2003 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 36 pages | ISBN: | 5.13 Mb

Tam Lin is an elven knight who dwells in the forest, and Janet is the daughter of a great Lord in his castle. The story of their romance is the subject of a well-known traditional folk ballad. Versions have been sung and recorded by many contemporaryMoreTam Lin is an elven knight who dwells in the forest, and Janet is the daughter of a great Lord in his castle. The story of their romance is the subject of a well-known traditional folk ballad. Versions have been sung and recorded by many contemporary musicians including Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, and Tricky Pixie.The story deals with the relationship between the human world and the faerie realm, and by implication with the relationship between Christianity and the old religion.

The eighteenth and nineteenth century versions which have come down to us are over-laid with Christian imagery but the tale has ancient roots, sharing many motifs and story-lines with the Mabinogion.The prose re-telling is presented in a modern idiom, but with the intention of remaining true to the spirit and the style of the original songs. It is published in booklet form as a work-in-progress, and feedback from readers would be welcome. The author can be contacted by email: [email protected]



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