The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65111   Message #1126307
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
29-Feb-04 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Jim Moray....
Subject: RE: Jim Moray....
It's been mentioned more than once here before but it's clearly worth repeating that Jim Moray won the unaccompanied song competition at Bromyard last year. Had he been performing in the 1960s he would most likely have done so with an acoustic guitar.   As a renaissance performer he'd probably have had a lute or in the early years of last century, a free reed instrument or a banjo. As it is, he is performing in the 21st century and, obviously, uses amplified instruments and programming available now in order to express most aptly what he has to say.

Yes, there were many more folk clubs 30 or 40 years ago and many more people attended. We didn't have that much else to do. Unlike Tunesmith, however, I haven't forgotten how dreadful most of it was. The young performers today far surpass what most of us were capable of then, both technically and academically.