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Thread #104731   Message #2149777
Posted By: The Sandman
15-Sep-07 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional singer?
I am very interested in the tradition,I have been singing traditional songs for over thirty years,on a professional basis.
I believe traditional music is not something that is preserved in aspic,but it is a form that is changing,I believe that revival singers have played an important part in promoting this music,as have traditional singers ,many of whom have benefited from the revival.
The revival has also benefited hugely from Traditional singers.
I personally just find labelling unecessary,I can for example listen to Roscoe Holcomb,or Jeannie Robertson or Martin Carthy and enjoy their music purely on its merit.
we are all entitled to different opinions,Martin Ellison has a different opinion to me,thats ok.Dick Miles