Mudcat Café message #2133241 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104168   Message #2133241
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
25-Aug-07 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
Tootler,

I insist that this is NOT petty bickering. Charlotte Greig made a very important point in her 'Independent on Sunday' review about the status of English Traditional song in English cultural life. My point is that powerful factions within the English Folk Revival/Folk Club Movement (call it what you will) have, at worst, the same contempt for it and at best the same ignorance of it. I think that these attitudes are completely unacceptable.

And to 'The Snail',

You may recall that a few posts back I put you on the spot and asked you a couple of simple questions:

(i) Do you like English Trad. songs?
(ii) Would you like to hear more or less of them?

To date I haven't seen you post any answers to these questions - come on, play the game - let's hear what you really think!