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Jim Carroll Foul-mouthed Folkies (119* d) RE: Foul-mouthed Folkies 02 Jun 20

"singing songs from their own culture in their own language?
Wrong again on all counts
Peggy reacted in exactly the same way to an East end lad trying to sound like black chain gang convict as Alan Lomax did when he turned up and heard Ewan and Bert trying to sound like Woodie and Big Bill - he demanded to know what they were doing about their own beautiful repertoire of native songs
Ewan and Bert took it seriously and the revival flourished as did our understanding and enjoyment of our native cultures despite the Joanie clones and Bobby bleaters
The policy was never an expectation for anybody other than Singers club members - it was formally accepted by the Audience Committee - thank Christ it was otherwise we'd be inundated by mid Atlantic accents
It was never a case of regional accents - I sing songs from Sunderland to East Sussex - even from Scotland and Ireland when I can Anglicise them,   as did Ewan, Carthy - and every revival singer I knew
Peggy sang in a 'neutral American' accent' - she still does with her traditional material

What on earth is hypocritical about that ?
This has no lace here and should stop now, but I hpe these ostings are left intact to save me the trouble of having to repeat them AGAIN

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