Re the name ... I have to say that I think "Commando Trad" sums up the aims of this enterprise extremely well ... it's a planned raid (of a sort) ... a musical one, which is unexpected , with the aim of springing trad music on an unsuspecting target (ie the general public). "Urban trad" and "Extreme trad" don't really include any of that element in their names as far as I can see. In the circumstances, I would have thought that the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies ? (Conversely, I don't think the group using the name "Guerilla" in their title sum it up too well - THAT one does rather smack of warfare ... which this isn't )
"In contemporary usage, commando usually means elite light infantry
and/or special forces
units, specialised in amphibious landings
and similar techniques, to conduct and effect attacks" Wikipedia
Sounds about right to me,if you convert the nature of the troops to civilian guise, ... elite? definitely .... Special forces? Yup. Unit? Hopefully. ...... "To conduct and effect attacks" ... For attacks, read raids, and I think that all sounds quite suitable to me
(Mind you, I think we can skip the amphibious landings or parachuting - might not be good for the instruments! )
I have to admit that the video out of the five that I liked best was the one at the University of Quebec in Montreal .... made me want to be there and participating.
Edited by Irene S, 28 July 2010 - 03:41 PM.