This short film shows what happens when a community respects its own traditions, doesn't scorn them or turn its back upon them, and when young and old cherish something that's important to everyone. A big part of Northern Ireland's cultural demise is that over say the past 100 years or so people have fixated on so-called 'progress', and in doing so have deeply impoverished our community life. The wholesale grant-aided demolition of vernacular buildings is just one example. As a local man told me recently 'Folk in (village name here) don't care about history, they just care about money'. More to come on this theme in the new year...
Friday, December 07, 2012
The Music of Surry County, North Carolina - 'a combination of English, Scotch-Irish and African-American musical traditions'
Posted by Mark Thompson at Friday, December 07, 2012