Tabor in the library

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I always like seeing comments like the one below where the library has played some role in personal development or fulfilment.

Long, long ago, almost 40 years ago in fact, I borrowed a record from my school library. It was called The Jupiter Book of Ballads, and the most important thing about it (apart from a stunning recitation of McGonagall's Tay Bridge Disaster by John Laurie, alias Private Fraser of Dad's Army) was that some of the Ballads were sung. To someone accustomed to seeing them only as printed lyrics in a school anthology of poetry, this was a revelation. And so began a life-long love affair with the Ballads of the English (and Scots) speaking peoples. [An Echo of Hooves]

June Tabor is a major English traditional singer.

Note 23 December 2022: Wikipedia and other biographical notes say that June Tabor worked as a librarian before becoming a singer. I have not tracked down further detail, but should.

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