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Thread #60042 Message #959789
Posted By: GUEST,Peter from Essex
27-May-03 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Living Tradition and the Revival
Subject: RE: Living Tradition and the Revival
As "traditional" performers get absorbed into the folk scene the distinction gets very blurred. Apart from some traveller families such as the Orchards I can't think of any living English singers or musicians who have not been significantly influenced by the revival.
I don't know about Martin but is Eliza Carthy a traditional singer and revival musician?
Can the Coppers be regarded as "traditional" as they perform from a historic text rather then learning and changing their material through the "folk process"?