The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109357   Message #2287179
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
13-Mar-08 - 05:35 AM
Thread Name: The Current Tradition
Subject: RE: The Current Tradition
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ........... I have not come across

"It does lead to situations where in some settings being even moderately competent is frowned on."

I think I have tried to define "The Current Tradition" as what goes on in Folk Clubs, Festivals, Radio and recordings. I think this grew out of the second folk revival of the 1950 / 60.

I think I am trying to define what most of us folkies do and like, with a recognition of the songs and tunes that came from "Source singers", but also a recognition that few of us belong to the kind of communities that existed in the 19C and enabled those songs to live.

I am interested in you collection of groups perhaps you could describe them?