The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60238   Message #964556
Posted By: GUEST,Santa
09-Jun-03 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Folk Music Dying?
Subject: RE: Folk Music Dying?
Typo. For "Brass Money" read "Brass Monkey" the band. Then the following comments about Carthy and Kirkpatrick makes sense, as leading members of the band.

I don't really claim it as an "argument" as such - just pointing out something that is true. There are indeed ways around it - but are they ethical? What sort of arrogance is it that claims "You play some good music, therefore you must let me play it too."? I might think that open-ness in such matters is a good thing, but does that make it right for me to over-ride the wishes of the creators and owners of the tradition?

Not only a Folk Police but a Folk Fuehrer - you MUST let other people play your tune!