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Thread #98509   Message #2284189
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
10-Mar-08 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
hard to argue with, Miraculous suffolk person. the thing is though, dyed in the wool traddies tend to be so sniffy as to what actually is traditional. Its hard to get it right. I make no bones about it. I didn't listen to many of the famous traditional singers and I didn't go and see them in the 1970's - the clubs that booked them in Brum were SO unfriendly. so bloody sure they were god's gift.

to be honest I liked the way Joan Baez taught us all Geordie say, more than Martin carthy's attempt to convey how the lady he learned it off used to sing it. And why not. I'm a modern person. my sensibility is what it is. Perhaps I should educate my pallette - but to what end - so that as few people understand what I do as possible?

then I'll be able to walk around in splendid isolation, thinking wot a good boy am I!