Mudcat Café message #2822385 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126835   Message #2822385
Posted By: OlgaJ
27-Jan-10 - 06:12 AM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Why is it that some mudcatters seem to think music can't fit into the genre 'folk' if it is successful and people are actually making money out of it? Sounds a bit like sour grapes to me. Social comment has always been at the heart of 'folk' songs and SoH perpetuate this in a modern style, appreciated by a huge following of young (and not so young)people as can be seen at their festival appearances. We can't have it both ways - either we accept new ways of doing folk or we watch the whole tradition disappear.