The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27366   Message #336210
Posted By: Bert
07-Nov-00 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: Proper Music?
Subject: RE: Proper Music?
Whistle Stop, you said...
certain members of the "folk" community, who insist that folk exists only within their own rigid construction of it...

Certainly a few such people do exist, even at Mudcat, but I see these people as a necessity rather than a problem. They hold us to our traditions while other Mudcatters (me included) will sing anything we please whether it's folk or not. I know that with the encouragement of these curmudgeons I am now singing more folk songs than I used to. I don't think that's a bad thing.