Thursday, December 19, 2013


Correspondence between Brigg and Australia has followed the discovery that the local copy of Volume I of the Percy Grainger Thesis, which refers to his visit to Brigg, appears to have been mislaid. Steps are underway to try and secure a replacement.
For the benefit of those who may not know, Percy was an Aussie-born composer, pianist and arranger - perhaps best known for English Country Garden
He came to Brigg early in the 20th century to collect folk songs and heard the traditional air Brigg Fair being performed. (It was later turned into a popular classical piece by fellow composer Delius).
Brigg Town Council's December meeting heard that Tom Glossop, Freeman of Brigg, who is well known for singing Brigg Fair at various events, has been in touch with Melbourne University, which holds the original thesis.
It is now understood that North Lincolnshire Council will "take it on" and endeavour to secure a replacement.