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Drumshanty Traditional Songs? (27) RE: Traditional Songs? 19 Mar 02

Another example of Mudcat serendipity here. I've been meaning to find the answer to this question for a while.

Anway, I've just spoken to a charming and helpful man at the TMSA. He said that for the purposes of competitions at festivals, each festival will have its own interpretation of the term "traditional". Some will accept a contemporary song sung in a traditional style, others won't. His advice was to contact the festival organisers and find out what their policy is.

What MMario said about known writers - too true. I have been told by different people who have judged some of these competitions that if the composer is known, the song won't be counted. But again, I suppose it will come down to the competition organisers.

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