The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123431   Message #2718746
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
08-Sep-09 - 07:16 AM
Thread Name: What is The Tradition?
Subject: RE: What is The Tradition?
Is it appropriate to see the tradition associated with a community?

So we have a tradition of songs associated with rural working people. We have a tradition of sea songs and shanties associated with a community of sea going working people. We have a tradition of songs carried by Travelers and so on.

In a similar way we have a tradition of songs associated with people who have been singing in Folk Clubs since the 1950s. These traditions and communities are different but they overlap.

L in C