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Thread #109916 Message #2304550
Posted By: GUEST,Nigel Spencer
02-Apr-08 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
And (non genre specific) singing groups. My lovely partner goes to one above a pub where they belt out anything from Britney Spears to Brian Eno to the Grateful Dead to god knows what else with gay abandon. And don't forget The Natural Voice Practitioners' Network where a group of people of any ability who love group singing can get together and hire a voice practitioner to work with them. My dad runs a group in the Midlands and they all love it. His group only do one British folk song - 'Ca the Yowes' alongside Euopean and American music, show tunes, pop songs, hymns...
Traditional music singarounds can be brilliant - I'm off to an excellent one tonight (I'll only join in the choruses though, I KNOW my limitations!), but they're far from unique.