The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18331   Message #181379
Posted By: poet
19-Feb-00 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Is there a future for traditional music
Subject: RE: Is there a future for traditional music
I do not beleive that that the singing of Traditional Folk Music will ever completely die. However I do worry that the roots of the music may be lost in this deluge of music spreading throughout the world via the net. When you consider that even before the computor the music travelled and within a few years became "ours" even here on the cat arguments have raged and court cases mentioned as to who wrote various songs and this not through malice it is through innocent belief. I myself believed that the springhill mining disaster referred to a pit in cumberland England for years and years until i was put straight by a very large Canadian in a bar. Mind you I thought he was an American and that did'nt impress him either.

I may not be expressing myself very well here but I hope you Know what I mean.

Poet (Guernsey)