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Thread #112545   Message #2382801
Posted By: GUEST,Golightly
07-Jul-08 - 05:31 AM
Thread Name: What counts as young?
Subject: What counts as young?
Hi all,

apologies if you've discussed this ad nauseam, but I'm quite new to Mudcat.
The thread about Rachel Unthank and the Winterset has made me wonder where we draw the line at referring to performers as young?
It's my understanding that Rachel is in her 30s, though I cannot vouch for that, and I think that when we specifically refer to a performer's youth we are often commenting on their skill relative to their age.
So when do we instinctively stop making that connection and judge performances purely on merit? What do you all think?