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Thread #109916 Message #2305318
Posted By: TheSnail
03-Apr-08 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
The Snail person, in common with Richard Bridge, can have not the faintest notion what I "despise" or what I do not.
Against my better judgement, I do read your posts Diane which give me a fair idea of what you like or dislike. What DO you think of The Vulgar Boatman's description of the folk scene?
"doing what you do as well as you can (and practising in private before practising in public!)"
I know of nobody who doesn't do that.
A Well-Known (F*lk) Performer of my acquaintance once arrived an hour early at a failing venue
It obviously wasn't the Lewes Arms or any other folk club that I go to.
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
I don't deny their influence, Tom, but I think you are overstating the case. "Found"? That sounds like the same logic that let the EFDSS claim the copyright of material they had collected.