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GUEST,Tom Bliss Is traditional song finished? (621* d) RE: Is traditional song finished? 08 Mar 10


I think we'd all answer that we want to see both - as well as a the most comprehensive and accessible archive of 'heritate' music possible.

I agree, Don, that those who fight to re-instate the unique '54' meaning of the word 'folk' are making things worse not better, and I've tried hard in the past to convince Jim of this.

99% of the population are happy to use Traditional (big T), but even that word, though partially legally protected is not infallible. (It might have been if it had been adequately defended in the past, but that's academic now).

I refer you to my first post on this thread.

Spelled (metaphorically) with a small t, 'traditional' is not definitive either, because it can refer both to the older mainly (but not exclusively) orally-shaped material, and to more contemporary material which is going through a modern equivalent.

Unfortunately, both side of this debate are also correct, but here we do still have a chance of forming a consensus - if only they would each understand where the similarities and differences between the pre- and post-revival processes lie.

The only peg in the cliff is the 'legal' consensus of Trad = Public Domain.


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