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Thread #165645   Message #3975506
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Feb-19 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
Subject: RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
"I'm financially supporting the folk genre."
Not really Andy - if you have to pay to listen to folk song you are supporting the performer
Very few modern paid 'folk singers' of any description put anything back into the music - a few maybe, but gone are the days of singers working with lesser experienced singers
Ewan and Peggy threw their home, library, archive, use of recording equipment open to wanabe singers for nearly ten years - I don't know many others who did that, yet MacColl is ritually dug up and given a kicking thirty years after huis death
Funny old world - funny old values
Jim