Mudcat Café message #3018884 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132865   Message #3018884
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
29-Oct-10 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Folk Singers Who Are Still Alive
Subject: RE: Folk Singers Who Are Still Alive
SOP: "great voices of the clubs sessions & singarounds who make this music what it is,"

Joe: "Instead of just listing folk singers who aren't dead, why not say something about them, or at least make a link to their websites,"

Joe, I think SOP started off the thread by mentioning a few class singers of traditional song that he knows from particular folk scenes, he included the areas he's encountered them personally. These are often people who don't actually have websites to link to. Which is in fact (or so I suspect) the very reason SOP started a thread - ie: in order to encourage others to celebrate these otherwise generally uncelebrated 'local heros'. VTam had the right idea with giving a shout out for Jim Radford (I say that as I've met him too), but I'm a bit unsure about some of the other contributions.