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Thread #18331   Message #181242
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
19-Feb-00 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Is there a future for traditional music
Subject: RE: Is there a future for traditional music
Art, you paint a bleak future for folk music. I am more optimistic about it since I came to this forum. Many of the people who love folk music are much younger than us. Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, is still being played and loved by young and old. Although I doubt if all the old songs will go on, at least they are recorded somewhere. The computer is spreading the music all over the world. People will always look into their past. We all have a need to remind ourselves of those that went before us, and relive the times that created the music. Today it more readily available than ever, especially here in Atlantic Canada. I love the old sea shanties but they were all written long before I was born. We did'nt use them much on steamships, but on some, they were sung for entertainment.Yours,Aye.Dave