Living Tradition Magazine Features Article by Lisa Null
The most recent issue of Living Tradition, a British
magazine for those interested in the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland,
England and with less emphasis, North America, features an autobiographical
article on the American folk revival by Elisabeth Null. Although this
well-produced magazine generally limits the reading of articles to subscribers,
they have generously posted Null’s on their website as a means of expanding
interest in Living Tradition among Americans. Toward the end of the article,
Null points out a few of the differing characteristics between British and
American revival performers, as she knew them during her heavy touring days in
the late seventies/early eighties. The article also demonstrates how some
revivalists use traditional or traditionally-rooted folksong today.
Observations were in response to questions Null was asked, and draw from her
own experience rather than any sort of disciplined research.
To view the article, visit http://www.livingtradition.co.uk/articles/lisanull.
Any feedback is welcome; contact Elisabeth Higgins Null
Last edited Thursday, June 5, 2014