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Thread #141147   Message #3252117
Posted By: Richard Bridge
07-Nov-11 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: 'Occupy English Folk Music!'
Subject: RE: 'Occupy English Folk Music!'
Damn, I wanted that 300!

I suppose I now need to struggle with Sweeney's torrents of obfuscation.

As for you, glueman - read it again: -

"the product of a musical tradition that has been evolved through the process of oral transmission. The factors that shape the tradition are: (1) continuity which links the present with the past; (2) variation which springs from the creative impulse of the individual or the group; and (3) selection by the community which determines the form or forms in which the music survives."

Where are the words "the people" in that? What we plainly see is attention directed to separate communities.