The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123431   Message #2718174
Posted By: Howard Jones
07-Sep-09 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: What is The Tradition?
Subject: RE: What is The Tradition?
So far as English music is concerned, the Revival is quite different from the Tradition in the way songs are sung and instruments are played. While some people in the Revival have immersed themselves deeply in the Tradition and reflect its aesthetics and style in their own performance, others (probably the majority) are either unaware or uninterested, and prefer the polished Revival sound to the simpler, but sometimes challenging, sound of the raw Tradition.

The two exist in parallel, but with a degree of overlap.