Mudcat Café message #3943110 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164649   Message #3943110
Posted By: GUEST,Akenaton
11-Aug-18 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Subject: RE: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
"Those who seem to care most are those who are in the business of "selling" the music in some way."
As usual, Johnny makes a succinct point, few performers or even audiences really "care" for the music in the way that the older performers did and their enthusiasm was transmitted to audiences through the medium of the music...Early groups like the Islanders, the Humblebums,Alex Campbell, Matt McGinn,Hamish Imlach, etc used to often perform just for the sheer love of it.
They became local heros to all who attended their performances and became good friends of many.
Folk music was a social movement.....until the politicos moved in.