Mudcat Café message #2706080 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123001   Message #2706080
Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
22-Aug-09 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
I accept that "doing something with"/"rattling" (SH) the trad songs of an oral tradition is a long tradition in itself - in England, e.g., RVW, Thomas Ravenscroft, and, still further back, art songs. But the diminishing numbers of folkies maintaining the oral tradition itself IS a worry, I feel.