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Drumshanty Traditional Songs? (27) RE: Traditional Songs? 21 Mar 02


Peg (and others) are absolutely right - the definitions applied are arbitrary and ridiculous. Thankfully, outside of competitions, I've never seen them applied. You wouldn't get shouted down for singing "Song of the Fishgutters" in a singaround at Keith Festival - far from it. Even in the TMSA competitions in which I have participated or watched, a lot of latitude has been given, probably because the choice of song only counts for 10 per cent of the marks. The way the song is sung and the feeling that is put into it are far more important than any arbitrary definition of traditional-ness.


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