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Thread #109916   Message #2305298
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
03-Apr-08 - 06:37 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Hi Bryan

I do agree with you - but much of the material that amateurs enjoy (and from which they draw for their own creations) is only there because professionals wrote and/or recorded and/or found and/or distributed it by some other means - and that goes back through the history of music, through folk, classical, music hall, pop, show songs, broadsheets etc etc - (all of which feeds into folk, of course).

So professionals are also perhaps the eggs in the cake as well as the icing.

And that's something that should never be forgotten too (but frequently, sadly, is).