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Thread #116964   Message #2545496
Posted By: Phil Edwards
21-Jan-09 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
I really don't think that traditional music presented in an unaccompanied, "authentic but hard to listen to" way will keep them coming back.

At the risk of contradicting myself, speaking as an unaccompanied singer, I don't believe those two things are synonymous! At least, I really hope they aren't - I'll have to put it to the test & do some recording some time.

Jim: Can't see how it is possible to disconnect the sound from the words in a piece of narrative

Just saying that some people might listen to Jim Moray's Bateman, say, & think "mmm, nice sound... nice piano, nice voice... interesting time signature... strange words, what's it about?" - and go from there to developing an interest in the song. (I'm reasonably sure that's the effect Jim Moray intends to have.) More than one way to skin a cat.