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Thread #169188 Message #4088839
Posted By: The Sandman
19-Jan-21 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Volvo Commercial-Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
Subject: RE: Volvo Commercial-Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
"Folksongs belong in the home,in the pub,in the focsle,in the back of atruck or a friendly verandah;not in the list of set pieces at an Eisteffod, not in the schoolroom unless as a rare
treat, not between toothpaste advertisements on radio or television.
In the alien atmosphere of the concert hall it takes a great artist to preserve the life and spirit even of his own folksongs let alone those of other people."
J S.Manifold,Queensland 1962[compiler of Penguin Australian folk songs]
he raises some interesting points,that are worthy of discussion.
The appropriate point here relates to advertisements, now, this is not necessarily my opinion, but the opinion of a respected folk song collector