New tunes/Old Tunes Tradition/Not tradition
Right - let’s get this one finished!
How come there is the argument that new tunes are rubbish and not part of the tradition?
This goes for technique in playing also.
Is it not that the tunes, instruments and techniques we play have been changing and evolving ever since their inception?
The Scottish Bagpipes had drones added, the fiddle hasn’t stayed the same for all time…
If people are calling for a conservatism, is there a date that they could agree on and stop claiming a superiority over people who just choose tunes based on their personal preference - be they ancient or modern?
Could we see an end to snobbery when it comes to tunes written in the modern period and just an acceptance that people have individual taste??
let’s get this finished once and for all!!!!