The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60238 Message #963593
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
07-Jun-03 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: Folk Music Dying?
Subject: RE: Folk Music Dying?
I think Wesley has a very valid point... Bratling has been to festivals and Mudcat gatherings, so she knows that ordinary people, including her mum and dad make music. Ask any one of her classmates if any of their families sing or play anything, and the answer is no. Her classmates think that to sing or play you have to be stick thin, dressed like a tart and gyrating to some mega heavy beat in front of a camera crew.
She also says it's because Mr Brooks (the music teacher) doesn't know any folk songs.
If the children are never encouraged to make music of any sort themselves, or their families are not music makers, then they may never realise what joys (and trials and years of poverty, hard work, bad drummer jokes and anti-melodeon campaigns) await them.