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Thread #138058   Message #3159912
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
24-May-11 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: British Folk Art
Subject: RE: British Folk Art
We were keen ratters our gang and the photographic portraits, complete with our quarry hung from their knotted tails, I'd stand by all these years later.

Sounds about right; I hear that in the recordings of John MacDonald: The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire. Is it true that once he recorded the album he never sang the songs again, believing that the copyright law prevented him from doing so?

We see Folk Art in patronising terms of [...]

and

I'm not aware of [...] patronising anything

Do keep up there, lively. We ain't me; by we I'm speaking of the general Folk Consensus of the last century or so as revealed in The Imagined Village, Fakesong, Rites and Riots etc. etc. I'm trying (!) to be objective and impartial here; like I say perception vs intention is the key. Besides, I tend to see art for it's own sake really - even Folk Art, if, indeed, such a thing can be said to exist at all. For sure we might find a tasty item of Treen tucked away in a car boot sale (hardly likely in these days of afteroon TV antique shows) but what is without that all important provenance confirming that it is, in fact, the real deal; authentic indeed.