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Thread #152354 Message #3563191
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
01-Oct-13 - 08:50 AM
Thread Name: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Subject: RE: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
As for Will's list, I am quite sure that most international tourists have never heard of Morris dancing. The same applies even to musicians.
If I were to organize a weekend trip to London for mass tourists, and it had to include a concert, a Britpop band would be the safest choice. Nevertheless, "special interest" tours with English folk music can be successful: make a good mixture of authenticity and fun; explain the jokes in slow and clear English if necessary.