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glueman 'Occupy English Folk Music!' (608* d) RE: 'Occupy English Folk Music!' 08 Nov 11

"I don't think that is the issue, glueman"

I beg to differ Dave. As long as I've been listening to traditional music fans have been saying it's under threat. As I said near the start of the thread, the music is in better health than I can remember it. The threat is always 'out there' somewhere, people with guitars, rock music by the back door, the whole them and us thing that bonds groups together in adversity. There is no adversity. Traditional music is no more under threat than rap or house music.

The OP was making one of her regular jibes at the dinosaurs and they roared in unison. Someone suggested a George Gershwin song as trad earlier. I can't find any examples of incremental change in Summertime that warrants the title trad and until someone provides one I shall consider the definition extinct.

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