Mudcat Café message #3177111 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3177111
Posted By: theleveller
27-Jun-11 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
I've got to admit that I've never really understood what THE TRADITION is. For decades I've been fascinated by the vast multitude of traditions that we have in this country, many of them obscure local ones. Most have never been recorded in song, which is why I like to put some of my local ones into my songs. The songs I write are not part of THE TRADITION, but they are about A TRADITION (or a legend, story or whatever). Whether that makes them folk songs or traditional or not I have no idea, nor do I really care.