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GUEST,Ranks folk music with fusion tumors what to do (52* d) RE: folk music with fusion tumors what to do 10 Aug 10


Conrad,

I know what you mean. Everyone is trying to invent something new and plays around with the music.
I am convinced, that first you have to know the Original, before you can change it.
All over the world, there are Bands which advertise themeselves as new folk music. That is boring, because at the end of the day it is not new. The Irish Bands then are a mixture of Bothy Band and De Dannan with some jazzy guitar chords in between. On the other end you have countless pogues-clones.
The exceptions can be counted on one hand!
It seems, that if you want to play folk music and want to get bookings, you can play anything but folk music. If you have a fancy haircut as well, you certainly will get the attention of the Folk-Journalism!


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