@ Charley O'Neill
"The fact of the matter Lavengro is that in my experience"
I thought you were after other peoples experience, not your own, hence the post? Which many have spent their time giving you.
As for... "I find it very insulting that you seem to think I am prejudiced"
I know short messages on message boards can be a bit of a blunt tool and lead to misunderstandings, but if you read my post you will see a question mark after the comment indicating a question and speculation on my part. Doesn't mean I'm right? I also said "prejudice" as in a preconceived idea not "prejudiced" as in an unfounded bias or hatred which you seem to have taken it as? (please note question mark)
Apologies for clearly upsetting you, but as I said message boards can be (IMO) a blunt tool, and I'm not a professional writer, just proferring an opinion which I thought was what was asked for?
In regard to your comment
" That's what I'm asking,or will the music largely die when todays older generation do ?"
No it won't. History teaches us that. People play music from hundreds of years ago, people watch and listen to people playing music written hundreds of years ago. It will all continue as it has for thousands of years. This generation is no more important or incompetent in passing on music than the last one, or the ones before, or the ones before that.....