The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2305315
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
03-Apr-08 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Well I agree - make em all do exams. I got the cycling profiency second time, so it goes to show natural ability has nothing to do with it.

With a properly constituted exam board run by an august body (several contenders for this vital function spring to mind naturally and immediately) we could have the folk festivals and folk clubs full of people who are getting on for about six out of ten on the interesting scale in no time. (4.5 should be the pass mark for 'O' level folksinging).

What I say is, keep it traditional! Never mind if its uninteresting rubbish. Keeping the tradition alive is the thing.