The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161498 Message #3839770
Posted By: akenaton
18-Feb-17 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
I agree GSS, but I'm afraid the fault lies in society. People have changed dramatically since the sixties......There is definitely something lacking in the youth. Proper work and the music that it created, no longer exists, the communities broken up to be replaced by mobile phones and "social media", the cult of celebrity rules....me..me... mee!
We are losing something very precious, but perhaps a new way of life is just around the corner, necessity may cause us to develop a bit of interdependence again, then we could try the Irish model of small competitions for young people to encourage real study of the tradition.....and most important a return to festivals and street music.....the jewel in the crown of traditional folk music.