The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99782   Message #1992668
Posted By: Bert
10-Mar-07 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: virtuosity and traditional music
Subject: RE: virtuosity and traDitional music
...brilliant techniques,but their music leaves me cold...

Obviously their technique is not good enough.

The real technique of folk singing (what I claim to do) is to hold and entertain the audience.

However, scholarship and musical ability are also a necessary part of the folk scene. Those who collect and investigate old songs are invaluable, even if they don't perform. As also are those who choose to explore and master their instruments (not me).