The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152354   Message #3563310
Posted By: The Sandman
01-Oct-13 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Subject: RE: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
I think there you have the difference between Ireland and England. In Ireland children have the same appetite for modern pop and what have you but they (or at least a healthily sizeable number of them) are also quite happy to play/sing traditional at the same time. They're not mutually exclusive (at least not for all anyway) because traditional music has a wider social context in which it is perfectly fine to play/listen/dance to it."
It was like that in england in the sixties, it was perfectly ok to like joan baez,dylan, woody guthrie[folk music]and like jimi hendrix .