The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155622   Message #3662735
Posted By: Dave Rado
22-Sep-14 - 01:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lovely Joan
Subject: RE: Origins: Lovely Joan
Thanks Fred. That's a shame, as you say. I think a good rule of thumb is that if attending a folk club only occasionally, it's best to sing reasonably unusual songs; whereas if attending regularly, one should try to sing a mixture of well known and unusual ones, but not any that have been sung recently by others. Going to the extreme of never singing any of the most popular traditional songs because they were done to death in the distant past seems crazy to me - and it should be quite easy to avoid doing a particular song to death if people were thoughtful about it.