The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93449 Message #1804195
Posted By: The Sandman
08-Aug-06 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Subject: RE: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
My contribution to english traditional folk song, has been to go around singing it in folk clubs and folk festivals for the last thirty five years keeping the music alive promoting it in schools as well as trying to present it in an entertaining manner to the general public, very few of the songs I sing are from efdss collections, but the few that are I thank them for. I contribute nothing to them at the moment , because i think my money is better spent contributing to comhaltas, for the reasons Ihave previously explained. when efdss decide to instigate song inititIaves similiar to the hallamshire project I might consider rejoining the society. until then the people who have promoted english folk song have been all the professional folk singers who have toured clubs and festivals for a small pittance, a true labour of love.I have been proud to be one of themand i reckon we have done more to promote song then efdss.