Mudcat Café message #2164555 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104731   Message #2164555
Posted By: The Sandman
05-Oct-07 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional singer?
plenty of songs are mistaken for traditional,Fiddlers Green,Bring us a barrell,are two that spring to mind,.
whether they are entering the revived tradition,or whatever you want to call it,the important thing is they are being sung and passed on orally.,often without the singers knowing they were composed.
The only person I have heard of who stopped singing a song when he discoverd it was not traditional but composed,was BobDylan.