The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97052   Message #1905501
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
10-Dec-06 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
How does it help, and more to the point who does it help?

The only people it can possibly help are those 'King of the midden' types who have made some sort of capital out of putting other folks down.

If it had been traditioned down to any significant number of us - we shouldn't need telling. Folk culture is by definition "ours". We don't need some bloody factitious alternative version of reality imposed on us, by 'those who know better'.

MacColl had his audience, I had mine, the guy in the field of cows had his. We all made the synthesis we felt worked.

Respect the creative endeavour, for god's sake. What is so difficult about that?