The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113098   Message #2400846
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
29-Jul-08 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: EFDSS and competitions
Subject: RE: EFDSS and competitions
What Greg said.

National Competition = homogenization.
Interestingly diverse regional traditions get replaced with some sort of meta-"tradition."
Gresham's law in action.
I've seen it happen in the states.
The distinctions between regional fiddlers and "contest" fiddlers, regional styles and the "festival" style are well known.

Russ (Permanent GUEST and traditional musician)