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Drumshanty Traditional Singing and Apprenticeship (101* d) RE: Traditional Singing and Apprenticeship 09 Jun 09

Much thought-provoking stuff there. First, I have to confess that I was never thinking along the lines of carrying on the tradition - it didn't occur to me. Maybe it should have...

Secondly, good question about learning from aged singers. Again, never occurred to me. The person I would like to mentor me is in their mid-40s.

And it never occurred to me to question my teachers when they said, "Go to the old recordings", but I will question that now, because for the life of me, I couldn't tell someone why it's more authentic to learn a song from a recording of, for example, Jeannie Robertson (superlative though she was) than it is to learn from a recording of . Maybe it isn't. Maybe that's just an assumption that I've been making all along and it needed correcting.


[Sorry to ramble - I am, as ever, grateful to Mudcatters for forcing me to ask questions.]

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