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glueman 'Occupy English Folk Music!' (608* d) RE: 'Occupy English Folk Music!' 06 Nov 11

"Yes, glueman, that is the question"

...and rather a big one if I say so myself. Because if folk definitions rely on the folk club 'community', the definition of that word has been stretched beyond what was originally intended by the proposers of 1954. And if it doesn't, why not include the output of the English speaking people and the entirety of genres and styles they have adopted?

The reality - and one many traddies have come round to - is 1954 has sealed the tradition off, whatever its advocates claim, because there is no sensible definition of community that obtained when the definition was mooted. Until someone comes up with a definition of the word that reflects the plurality and diversity of style, setting and treatment, there can be no inclusion.

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