The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121041 Message #2638826
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
22-May-09 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Culture doesn't include Trad Music
Subject: RE: Culture doesn't include Trad Music
"you can walk a lot of miles in the real world before you meet another folkie - and even further before you meet another traddy. Come to think of it, I don't think I've never met either in the real world that I didn't already know from that other elsewhere. This is very much the cultural underground we're talking about here - a handful of named & known individuals diligently & passionately keeping it afloat with a tireless dedication & flawless integrity which is not only a complete anathema to corporate culture (of any stripe) but a large part of the appeal for recalcitrant feral reprobates like me. Once it gets too glossy I find I very quickly lose interest!"
While I empathise with this personal attachment to the marginal outsider identity of trad. folk song (in particular in this instance), I also feel it is a poor excuse for why there is not greater public and political awareness of, and appreciation of, it's historical presence and continued relevance as a resource to very ordinary people like me.