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Thread #60950 Message #978111
Posted By: The Barden of England
07-Jul-03 - 02:57 AM
Thread Name: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
Subject: RE: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
The continual harping on about 'traditional' style gets me down a bit. As there are no recordings from way back when, how can we speak of a traditional style in any meaningful way? Traditional english - well what's that? English is a modern, thriving language that takes on new words every day - a living language that changes, diversifies and often leaves old words unused and forgotten. The same should therefore be said about english traditional style, as it must have changed along with the language. It's all part of a living tradition - long may it be so.
I saw Jim Moray at the Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival, and thought what he did there was great. I didn't like everything he did, but then again I don't like everthing anybody does. His ideas and delivery put a new slant on things, and I for one welcome that wholeheartedly. Well done Jim, keep up the good work!