The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111033   Message #2346187
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
21-May-08 - 12:44 PM
Thread Name: Money v Folk
Subject: RE: Money v Folk
yes we lost our voice when the tradition disappeared, but no, it was not replaced by pop music.

Replaced no, but most of what "the people" absorb well enough to sing is pop music, or. at least I think so. Stop the clock now, take away recorded music, get "ordinary people" to try and sing a few songs they know together. Or maybe just try a karaoke night to find out what is in the (sort of) oral repertoire today.