Mudcat Café message #1883313 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96348   Message #1883313
Posted By: jacqui.c
11-Nov-06 - 03:46 PM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
Anyone who was at the Getaway last weekend will know that European and European-American folk music is not for sitting back and listening to.

To hear up to 100 voices raised in harmony, singing old familiar songs is the only explanation that is needed for why this music has lasted so long.

I have been to very few song circles/folk concerts where the audience does not participate. That is what makes this the music I love.