Mudcat Café message #3358674 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120890   Message #3358674
Posted By: Owen Woodson
03-Jun-12 - 05:50 AM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Al. Mudcat is a broad church, as is the revival generally. By and large Mucat members get on because we agree to exchange ideas, information or whatever without denigrating each other's musical taste.

I have no idea what sort of music you're into and even if I did and detested it I wouldn't start attacking it on Mudcat.

You however seem hell bent on sniggering at the kind of songs which I personally love, and which my working class forebears created and carried down through the centuries.

Of all the goddamn cheek. English people singing English folk songs in England. At this rate they'll be flocking down to Cecil Sharp House and studying all those wonderful collections compiled by Sharp, Kidson, Vaughan Williams et al and issuing the stuff on CD under that (to you) highly misleading rubric, The Voice of the People.