The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104168   Message #2132270
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
23-Aug-07 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
I said what Joe just did but beat him hands down on the word count.
Though I'm interested to know who were these trad musicians he met in a three-week whizzaround England who were coining it in.
And who said the only true trad is historic ballads?
What about dance music, both ritual and social?
And recently composed music written in the tradition certainly can have a sense of roots, place and community.
And it is extremely important to defend that and to be aware of and to respect the origins of the music we make, and to encourage all our citizens from wherever to have the confidence to add to it.
I'll stop before I turn into a commercial for The Imagined Village.