The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77728   Message #1394722
Posted By: EagleWing
31-Jan-05 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
Leadfingers said "It seems to me that far too many people who qualify for the 'purist' label in Folk simply havent opened their ears and their minds to enough good music !!"

Just a reminder - the thread was originally not about purists criticising other people's music but about the AGB criticising purists and using that word as a perjorative term.

I refer to another thread (about starting a folk club) where Lynne was warned to avoid "traditionalist" - it's the same thing. People always accuse traddies or "purists" of being narrow while displaying their own narrow views.

I sing mainly traditional and traditional style songs. I have been called a traddie in the perjorative sense. Usually by people who stick to their own particular style and rarely actually listen to traditional style singers. In the words of a traddie type song "who's the fool now?"

Frank L.