The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60042 Message #959796
Posted By: Maryrrf
27-May-03 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Living Tradition and the Revival
Subject: RE: Living Tradition and the Revival
Well, I think we might as well accept that pretty soon there aren't going to be very many (if any!) truly "traditional" singers in the sense that their main influence and the place where they learned their songs was the family and the community. Most everybody nowadays has a CD player, radio, etc. and the days where an evening's entertainment consisted of sitting around with the neighbors and family singing songs that were passed on through the generations is finished. The tradition will have to be carried on by "revivalists" and there's no point in being embarrassed by the term - it's just that we were born and grew up in the age of television, radio, records, tapes, cd's etc.