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Richard Mellish traditional songs - best for learning? (130* d) RE: traditional songs - best for learning? 03 Jan 19


Thank you for answering my questions.

As to why some possible recipients of your recordings turned them down, or accepted them but haven't made them publicly available, your own 31 Dec 18 - 06:36 AM post set out some reasons.

It seems to me that Steve's 31 Dec 18 - 09:08 AM post also offered some very plausible explanations, and it's a shame that you seem to be dismissing what he says just because you've taken umbrage (with or without justification) at some other things that he has said. (Not that you're the only one here taking umbrage at one thing or another.)

It's a little unfortunate that Andy's appeal for advice about material has been intermittently sidetracked, but some of those sidetracks have been informative in themselves, notably Vic's posts.

Let's all of us not lose sight of our common enthusiasm for and love of the material, even though we have different ideas of where the boundaries lie. Whatever the various origins of the songs, the common feature is that people have liked them enough to learn them, sing them, and thus pass them on to others. By that process, a hell of a lot of dross has fallen by the wayside and what has survived has been demonstrated to have some merit, whether or not we happen to approve of a particular song.

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