The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18581 Message #532263
Posted By: GUEST,Boab
21-Aug-01 - 02:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: What isn't Folk?
Subject: RE: BS: What isn't Folk?
An old pal,singer-up-front for "the Marras"our resident bunch in Hexham Northumberland many moons ago, a fella by the name of Tony McMahon, effectively silenced a "traddie bigot",describing folk music as being "what folk sing and play".Like many another, I am a fan of traditional music and song----but not to the point of blindness. "Traditional" music can be likened to the antique business; a "digger" can hold high in triumph a newly howked-up two-hundred-year old jam jar. So what?---It's a bloody JAM-JAR for gawd's sake! Similar crap is so often inflicted upon followers of folk tradition---some of the stuff triumphantly "discovered" should have been left to moulder and fade away in whatever niche it had lain over the centuries. Such crap, fortunately, lasts no longer in the popularity stakes in present times than it doubtless did eons ago. Boab