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Thread #134188   Message #3050809
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
11-Dec-10 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Glastonbury thorn destroyed
Subject: RE: Folklore: Glastonbury thorn destroyed
I suspect we are not far apart Sean. As for Revivals what 'The Real Revival' did, after the 1950's was get the songs out and sing them and that's why it was The Real Revival.

Yes we owe a debt to the collectors (pun intended) but a greater debt to the people who song the old and strange songs and kept them alive because the loved singing them. They were generally the rural working class and we mostly were not.

Many of us came from working class backgrounds and as eduaction and employment patterns changed we became white collar, middle and professional class people. That doesn't stop us singing and enjoying the old and strange songs.

When we sing in small friendly places the songs work just as they did for the rural working class for hundreds of years.

L in C#