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Thread #165645   Message #3975567
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Feb-19 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
Subject: RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
"it won't die out, because everyone needs to make music."
Nobody needs to make any specific type of music Al
Unfortunately, while music is in the hands of a massive, profit-making industry we will remain passive recipients of our music, so what we do have we need to take care of and cherish
If you want to see how cose to extinction our music has become I suggest you compare what was happening in the seventies and eighties and calculate how music and what we have already lost
The times I was in Barcelona, Seville and the White Mountains I heard largely American inspired pop
I was told when we were in Hungary and Czechoslovakia that their traditional music was being swapled out of existence by Western pop and was in the hands of only a few elderly people
Twenty years ago they were saying the same about Irish music (there was more of it in London than in Ireland then
A few people, like Nicholas Carolan devoted their lives to bulding a foundation and now it's booming
That's the only way to do it - the establishment takes the attitude if you can't sell it it's not worth keeping
I'm sure you are as aware of that as I am
Jim