Mudcat Café message #2285559 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98509   Message #2285559
Posted By: Goose Gander
11-Mar-08 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
The persistence of the instrumental tradition (in Ireland, West Virginia, etc.) is an interesting phenomenon. Is playing an instrument somehow more 'romantic' or otherwise appealing in comparision to unacccompanied singing? It certainly takes a good deal more effort, and yet it seems to be much more vigorous.