Library Lecture: The Ghostly Crew by Paul Cowdell

Library Lecture: The Ghostly Crew by Paul Cowdell

'I have believed in spirits from that day unto this': The Ghostly Crew [Roud 1922], ghostlore and tradtional song by Paul Cowdell

When the Charles Haskell sank the Andrew Jackson in 1866, it produced a local narrative of a ‘ghost ship’ that was adapted into a song still in the oral tradition.

This talk will use the ‘The Ghostly Crew’ to explore the folklore of ghosts, its representation in traditional song and the relationship between oral and literary narratives, illustrated with recorded ...

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Venue

Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road