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Tim theTwangler trad singers and their treatment by folk revival (67* d) RE: trad singers and their treatment by folk revival 09 Jul 07


So how old do these source singers have to be to qualify as the subject of this thread?
Are there no healthy abnoxious young folkies who have learned the materiel (and the half hour intro) and are continuing to amaze and enthrall audiences the length and breadth of the country?
I personally was amazed and enthralled to hear a guy singing in diallect at last years Stsithes music event.
He had us all in stiches and I couldnt understand more than a third of his words.
Mind he was from the north.as in Newcastle,middlesbro way.
He may even have been the last living singer of Mackam(?)
Does his age(late 80's)mean we should have made him stop before midnight and go back to his tent?
I know the materiel has to be dead and dusty to interest some people
But how about the performers?


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