The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116526   Message #2502771
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
27-Nov-08 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: Originality of song choice
Subject: RE: Originality of song choice
Source singers tend not to give a toss whether their songs are "authentic" or "from the tradition" but perform either what has been literally "handed down" or else what they heard on a record or on the radio last week. Not a lot of them left but touring artists such as Simon Ritchie, Bob Davenport and Jim Eldon carry it on.

As far as revival singers are concerned, I (and I'd like to think most audiences) will have greater respect for those who have clearly taken the trouble to research and arrange their material carefully.