The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23340 Message #742763
Posted By: Dave Bryant
05-Jul-02 - 06:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why aren't most Mudcatters musicians
Subject: RE: BS: Why aren't most Mudcatters musicians
I believe that Sir Thomas Beecham was fond of referring to "Musicians and Singers" as though one excluded the other. I'm sure that if you add the categories Dancer, Collector, Storyteller, and Audience you will probably find that most 'Catters fit in somewhere. Yes, we do talk about other subjects on the 'Cat, but so do most of us at clubs, festivals etc.
Most folk music is connected with life experiences, and it's interesting to notice how even the most trivial of threads attract musical (or monologue) references. I've been reminded of "folk" links by all sorts of threads musical or not (just check the current CRICKET threads). Also some of the discussion helps me to understand how others perceive certain subjects, which can have a bearing on what material I perform and how I approach it.
Finally, HARPGIRL, don't get upset by McGrath - Kevin's a bit of a Folkie Victor Meldrew at times, but the world would be a poorer place without "The Marmite Song".