The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60042 Message #959754
Posted By: DMcG
27-May-03 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Living Tradition and the Revival
Subject: RE: Living Tradition and the Revival
I don't find it a very useful distinction either. Just how relevant is it that Jill of the Copper family learnt her songs from Bob and Ron but never had anything to do with farming; whereas Martin Carthy learned some of his originally from Sam Larner? Does it really make Jill fall into one category but Martin the other? Is Martin 'living tradition' for some songs but 'revival' for others? As a categorisation system it doesn't seem to work for me.