The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141622 Message #3260833
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
21-Nov-11 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: What Folk Revival?
Subject: RE: What Folk Revival?
I don't think English folk needs to be sung in isolation. I much prefer to see it taken out of its special place and sung in places where it can hold its own alongside other music.
When you've heard Kylie's 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' played as a slow sad song with concertina accompaniment, you'll believe anything is possible...
Meanwhile, folk clubs are simply the sum of the musical tastes of the people involved in them...
I think club organisers should ensure that a certain part of each evening is devoted to the presevation of traditional material.
I'm not convinced 'preservation' is any kind of basis for a good night out, either...