Mudcat Café message #4020511 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166789   Message #4020511
Posted By: r.padgett
20-Nov-19 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
NO nope, Jim Carroll I am sure that Joe Grint, myself and other posters feel that Walter and MacColl are not currently at the forefront of the what is happening in folk clubs, concerts and mixed folk song and music sessions

Yes the traditional singers and source singers and other contemporary singer songwriters like MacColl Keith Marsden, Eric Bogle, Nancy Kerr and Kate Rusby are all part of the current body of music which folk enthusiast are listening to and finding pleasure and material to add to their repertoire

Please have the decency to at least believe that folk music and song has moved on from the early days of revival and collectors ~ entertainment was always part of singing and the oral processes still exist ~ the tradition does still come into play and singers do sing the traditional ballads ~clearly not as much as you perhaps would like but what can WE do about it? Indeed what do you WANT folk clubs and gatherings to do and why do WE on mudcat suffering your endless rants

I really find your posting a bit much ~WHAT do you wish to achieve, please?

Ray, Roy, Ron, Egbert ~for goodness sake