Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Tom Our ghastly folk tradition (636* d) RE: Our ghastly folk tradition 03 Apr 08

Have a good evening Henry. (I was at the Pound last Wednesday and it was great to be able to say, when I mentioned you, as usual - "the great songwriter from... Corsham")!

One point to add for the sake of completeness (to you, mainly, Diane)

We have absolutely no evidence that 'quality' has been a defining factor in the tradition. It's very likely that there were plenty of stumblers and mumblers in the 15th century too. So weak performances cannot be said to insult our cultural heritage (though if in the wrong place at the wrong time they may of course insult the listener).

It's all good stuff - as long as there is a basic filter to try to fit the standard of performance to the occasion, there is no problem.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.