The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2306484
Posted By: Brian Peters
04-Apr-08 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
As I read it, Tom was talking about the role of professional performers in making repertoire available in accessible form for other singers in less formal settings to make use of. Both Tom and I understand that the material came from somewhere else before the pros got hold of it; it's just a matter of getting it out there where people will hear it now. And both of us respect and value the work of volunteers in keeping many of the venues in which we play running all these years. No quarrel. Now back to the thread topic (which was....?).