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Thread #138735   Message #3180625
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
03-Jul-11 - 07:08 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
(apologies to those of you who are English folkies; I'm from the other side of the pond.)

I now always refer to The Colonial Revival to emphasise that both it and the folk-song / ballad tradition that preceded it were phenonemons of the English Speaking world as a whole. One of my versions of The Debry Ram comes from Australia, and Bellamy was getting round to Henry Lawson; his setting of Glass on the Bar is a corker. But still you speak of the freedoms of The Tradition (!?) and the rigitidy of Classical Music; I know a lot of classical musicians who put forward the opposite argument most convincingly!