Mudcat Café message #3943724 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164649   Message #3943724
Posted By: GUEST,Observer
13-Aug-18 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Subject: RE: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
"even going to see your (previously) favourite artistes is no guarantee that they will play the sort of music for which they are famed and you loved: once they start forming new bands and doing "contemporary traditional", pushing the boundaries into jazz and rock'n'roll"

Anyone performing music that can be described as jazz or rock'n'roll has got no business at all in trying to con an audience by referring to what they play as being "traditional Scottish music" contemporary or not. I can see Akenaton's point and I believe that Will Fly is sincere in what he says, but the facts would seem to support the view that the "folk club" scene and "folk music" is dying a death in the UK.