Mudcat Café message #3181340 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3181340
Posted By: The Sandman
04-Jul-11 - 01:56 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
no Jim, its not that i dont like it, as i said I do like unaccompanied singing, but rules like that it exclude.
I understand why they have that rule, I am aware of at least two clubs that have that rule, I tell you why i think it is amistake.
1. it is exclusive.
2. It can limit the repertoire of songs , not every song works best unaccompanied, some are enhanced by accompaniment.
lastly I am not trying to impose my tastes upon anyone, to the contrary it is the people who run singers clubs and insist that no one should use a musical instrument to accompany, who are imposing their tastes upon others and are excluding those people who may wish to accompany their songs with an instrument.
personally, I think it is complete bollocks that Christy Moore should be allowed to use an instrument but no one else, one rule for Christy another rule for someone else.