The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123431   Message #2718172
Posted By: theleveller
07-Sep-09 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: What is The Tradition?
Subject: RE: What is The Tradition?
I've come to the conclusion that, as we have to keep asking the question and never get a satisfactory answer, 'The Tradition' does not actually exist. Traditions exits, as do legends, myths, songs and stories - all part of our history and social background. I don't know who invesnted the idea of 'The Tradition', maybe someone who wanted to give a context, or historical repectability to their delving into things folkloric. In the end, it doesn't matter because we'll just go on singing the songs and dancing the dances and changing and reinventing them to suit ourselves.