The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18331   Message #184140
Posted By: GUEST,hollowfox
24-Feb-00 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: Is there a future for traditional music
Subject: RE: Is there a future for traditional music
Andy G. Heavens, no! I wasn't suggesting any such thing, those were just the songs that came immediately to my morning-befogged mind. Numbers are way beyond me at such an early hour. I do agree with you, by the way, that traditional music, both in style and form, has been in the hands of a minority for at least 150 years, and that the music industry has expanded at the same time - and will probably continue to do so. I also believe that the folk minority is not shrinking at an inverse exponential rate equal to the industry's expansion. I think our population is pretty stable, and Heaven knows we're a durable, tenacious lot. Good point, about the German armed forces radio, BTW.