The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111033   Message #2344674
Posted By: The Sandman
19-May-08 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: Money v Folk
Subject: RE: Money v Folk
All this may make you very happy - it pisses me off.
As I said, the older singers and musicians were there - we were not. Listen to them and you might - just - learn something.
Jim Carroll
no Jim It doesnt make me happy, its called change.
Please dont patronise me,I have listened to their singing a lot,and I have learned a lot.
listening to their singing is a different matter from accepting every statement a traditional singer, makes as being a pearl of wisdom.
here is an example,a good traditional fiddler once said to me in the old days, if we didnt have a top E string we used a bit of fishing line,and if we didnt have any rosin we used a bit of sugar.he dismissed with contempt the Piano[all its fit for is ding dong bell pussy in the well]never mind Beethoven or Josephine Keegan.
well sorry Jim,this guy was a good fiddler but there is no way I am going to put a fishing line on or use sugar,or dismiss the piano.
You still havent explained why cash is the ruination of the music,how did it ruin O Carolans music.
Margaret Barry,Julia Clifford ,Micheal Gorman were happy to play for cash,James Morrison was happy to teach for cash,how did financial reward ruin their music.
Finally,please do not insult my music by trying to imply I have never listened to traditional musicians/singers.Ihave listened long and hard ,I have also listened to what they say but I listen ,in the same way that I listen to anything else,rejecting that which is nonsense and accepting that which makes sense. Dick Miles