Mudcat Café message #2133430 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104168   Message #2133430
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
25-Aug-07 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
people were quite rightly snotty about BBC's singing together programmes for schools. the plummy middle class tones etc - peolple say it acqainted them with folksong - but I think it maybe did for the grammar school kids - alot of kids it must have turned right off.

what we have here is a dichotony. Grammar School teacher singers who want to drone on their favourite poem and the bright kids will pick it up, and the others better watch out or they'll be in trouble.

What we need is a comprehensive approach!