Celtic Folk Music and Culture

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 Title:  Picking up the linen threads : life in Ulster's mills
  Author:  Messenger, Betty
  Publisher:  Blackstaff Press
  Place of Publication:  Belfast
  Date of Publication:  1978
  Original Date of Publ: 
  Publication Number:  ISBN 0856404152
  Number of Pages:  xxi, 265 p.
  Binding Style:  Paperback
  Dimensions:  8 in.
  Contents:  Research context -- Historical and processing overview -- "You will easy know a doffer": the spinning-room workers -- "But the hacklers... are of the best class" -- "And her scissors in her hand": the weavers -- Lore of mill and factory -- A last word on folklore and industry -- Appendix A: respondents -- Appendix B: terms and conditions of employment -- Appendix C: rates of wages
  Notes:  Includes numerous black & white photographic illustrations. Includes end-notes, works cited (p. 253-256), and an index. This book was the winner of the 1979 Chicago Folklore Prize.
  Format:  Book
  Subject - Culture:  Irish, Ulster
  Subject - Time:  1970s
  Subject - Topic:  Textile mills, Social life and customs, Factories, Mills and mill-work
  Subject - Instrument: 
  Subject - Genre:  History