The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30782 Message #4163902
Posted By: Steve Gardham
29-Jan-23 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: What Is Folk?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What Is Folk?
Personally I find it quite healthy that a wide variety of music and poetry is being performed at our local singarounds. Even where traditional material is sometimes in a minority it shows that being performed well it can stand up alongside other material like pop songs and other material in a folk idiom.
The only aspect that worries me is the percentage of performers who insist on using phones and paper copy. The only way I can find to discourage this is to show how much better performance can be without these crutches. It also helps if the organisers are not using cribs, setting a good example.