The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109312   Message #2284291
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
10-Mar-08 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Complex arrangments of traditional music
Subject: Complex arrangments of traditional music
Their is currently a trend for groups of folk musicians to gather together and play complex arrangements of traditional music and song. I have enjoyed a great deal of this and trust the trend continues.

But when we bore each other to death of the nature of this, that and the other where do we feel this music lies with respect to living and or other traditions? Are these groups part of some living tradition or are they closer to Vaughn Williams and his arrangements of folk songs?