The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145654 Message #4167110
Posted By: Steve Gardham
07-Mar-23 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
Having made some excellent statements previously RJM you are now causing confusion. Calling 'Wellerman' a chanty is just completely daft. I have no objections, in fact I also applaud, the impetus it has recently given to real chanties, but that does not detract from the fact that it isn't, and never was, a chanty of any description. What has happened to chanties in the last 90 years is not continuing any sort of tradition and is nothing to do with evolution. It is a revival of interest and chanties have been given a NEW tradition, and I and others here are very much part of that new tradition, but we don't pretend we are part of anything continuing from the 19th century. Chanties are now used for a completely different purpose.