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Thread #109916 Message #2306263
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
04-Apr-08 - 06:22 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
I do believe that troubadours did the rounds for cash, singing about battles and gossip, at least until all castles got satellite dishes installed.
I also believe that they should get a proper rate for the job. Artists' rates and conditions in the UK are worse than anywhere else I've come across.
"In tune and in time and knowing the words" would be good for a start.
We know you don't call yourself "professional" because you do some other full-time occupation. Whether you approach your performance "professionally" or put on an amateurish show of "nasal bleating, stumbling and fumbling" I know not as I've never seen you but I suspect not.
Indeed Bryan Creer says the latter does not occur at all yet Tom Brown asserts that it's been going on since the 15th century. At least one of you must be wrong.