The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104168 Message #2132281
Posted By: Joe Offer
23-Aug-07 - 06:12 PM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
And who said the only true trad is historic ballads?Well, actually nobody actually said it - but they stare at me with those piercing glares, and make me really nervous....
And other times, they're knowingly condescending...
And then I wonder what they're saying behind my back because I sang a union song that was only 93 years old (and because I had ot use a sheet of paper to help me remember the lyrics). It's the people who make me feel like I'm not worthy to sing a song in their presence.
Those are the people who give traditional music a bad name. Those are the people who can kill traditional music. You know who they are - the Folk Police.