Mudcat Café message #3943116 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164649   Message #3943116
Posted By: Will Fly
11-Aug-18 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Subject: RE: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
I know scores of excellent musicians in the folk and related music styles, who love the music that they play - who play with huge enthusiasm and skill - who communicate that enthusiasm to those around them. Some are amateur, some are professional, some inhabit both worlds from time to time. For all of them, the first imperative is love of the music.

If you believe that there are only a few people like this, then you should get out more and stop trying to make political capital out of your own beliefs.

Music is not all TV and the broadcast media - just in case you'd forgotten. When I think of the musicians that I meet and play with regularly in my locality alone, then I consider your comments to be an insult to both old and young generations of performers.