The Unpublished Writings of Dr. Mike Brocken: Folk Revivals

Acouple of years ago (Xmas 2016, if I remember correctly) I was contacted by my old friend David Horn. David had been both my boss at the Institute of Popular Music and also my PhD supervisor – a true mentor in fact; however, by this time was editing the Encyclopaedia of Popular Music of the World (aka 'EPMOW') for Continuum Press. Some years previously I had provided David with one or two entries for this mammoth project. He now seemed in something of a pickle, having, I think, been let down by another contributor regarding an entry under the title of 'Folk Revivals'.

I therefore proceeded to spend most of the Christmas holidays getting a version together and duly emailed it in January 2017; following which I heard nothing! I presumed that the work was either not up to scratch or that the original commissioned writer got his/her act together and everything had sorted itself out before my submission.

It was 12 months later when I realised that, in error, I had sent David an early draft of the entry! Therefore (I reflected), it was hardly surprising that he had most likely considered it unsuitable for publication. A salutary lesson indeed. Of course, it happens to all of us, but it's always worth double-checking that one's final draft is labelled clearly for your own benefit. By doing so ensuring the correct copy can be dispatched to the editor/publisher.

Anyway, this is the copy that should have been sent to EPMOW in 2017.

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