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"Revival," by Scott Alarik

Was just reading a new-to-me novel by local writer about traditional music, Scott Alarik. It's called "Revival." Not a bad novel. A very good bit of writing about what folk traditions are and why they matter--just the sort of thing that people involved in traditional Jewish music, for instance, and its evolution might enjoy. One quote in particular articulated something that I have thought about for years without being able to put it into words: "tradition is another word for community."