Mudcat Café message #3091834 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135422   Message #3091834
Posted By: GUEST,S.T.M.
09-Feb-11 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb
Subject: RE: BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb
"..."There are, of course, many ways of accompanying a song but, if we are to accompany traditionally- unaccompanied English, e.g., folk-songs, we should surely keep it light" (here)."

Or just do it however the hell you want so that other people can enjoy it...

Personally, I love listening to traditional folk songs being sung unaccompanied. However, I also enjoy dancing and listening to new arrangements of old tunes. I don't see why this is such a crime. The likes of Bellowhead are doing a lot for traditional music recently, whether you like it or not.