Trying to track down the name of a book/author/tune collector

Trying to track down the name of a book/author/tune collector

It was discussed here not too too terribly long ago. It was a book by a tune collector, not Irish, maybe English. It was not a collection of tunes, but a memoir. The comments about the book or a linked review of the book mentioned that the book described his life and work as a village fiddler in the era before recordings, as well as his work collecting tunes.

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Ceol Rince na hÉireann
Breandán Breathnach

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"Ceol Rince na hEireann" does not fit ANY of the criteria listed by the OP apart from bieng " a book by a tune collector".

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Was it John Clare?

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Yes, thank you! It is indeed ‘John Clare and the Folk Tradition’ that I am thinking of.