Mudcat Café message #3183277 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3183277
Posted By: GUEST
07-Jul-11 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
Jim,

I'm interested in your blurring of the lines....... you have previously maintained that folk and trad are synonymous (1954 definition and all that)but your post above says that "We were a FOLK CLUB; we believed we knew what folk music was (still do)" but then you talk about the STYLE of the music and that (newly written) songs that matched this Folk style were also acceptable.

I think this is very interesting and highlights the problem of defining what music should and shouldn't be performed in a "FOLK" club and the club still doing "what it says on the tin". It makes it difficult to argue with the anything goes crowd, because just how far can those lines be blurred........