Mudcat Café message #2148187 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104731   Message #2148187
Posted By: GUEST
13-Sep-07 - 08:10 AM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional s
What on earth are you trying to prove Cap'n?
You have been extremely selective in your quotation of Mike.
I replied to his conclusions on the enthusiasms page of MT in a piece entitled 'By Any Other Name' quoting a number of traditional singers.
You are being extremely misleading in comparing only Peter Kennedy. Virtually the whole of our folk literature is based on there being a group that has always been referred to as 'Traditional singers'; if you choose to reject the term, you then have to reject the whole body of literature from 'Some Conclusions onward.
Read and digest;
The Ballad And The Folk, The Ballad And The Plough, Old Songs From Skye, Songs And Southern Breezes, Fellowship of Song, Village Song Culture, The Mount Callan Garland, The Stone Fiddle, The Ballad Tree, Two biographies of Sharp, The Stone Fiddle, The Land Were The Blues Began, The Adventures of a Ballad Hunter..........
You Might start nearer your present home with Tomás O Crohan's 'The Islandman, where he describes learning songs on the Blaskets.
It seems to me you are once again aspiring to being a traditional singer.
You have two choices
A. You deny entirely the existence of traditional singers.
B. You agree they exist and prove to us you come from the same background.
You really need to read a few books (or record sleeves).
Jim Carroll
"How about the expression "tradition bearers"?
Please don't humour him, it only encourages him!