The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156697 Message #3694422
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Yates
16-Mar-15 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Jeannie Robertson 40 years ago
Subject: RE: Jeannie Robertson 40 years ago
I was interested to hear what both Brian and Anne had to say regarding current influences. I only floated this because of what I had been told about young instrumentalists and wondered if the same thing was happening with singers. I really do hope that young people are listening to the many recordings of traditional singers which are now available both on-line and on CDs. I know that when I first heard recordings of Joseph Taylor, made in 1908, it was a wonderful experience. There is a very long thread running through traditional folkmusic and I only hope that people will not forget, or ignore, this. It is, after all, the basis for all that has come later.