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GUEST,Cj uk folk clubs high standard (356* d) RE: uk folk clubs high standard 29 Apr 19


Problem is, generations have been bought up to believe the word 'folk' means, at best, Bob Dylan and his decendents, and at worst, anyone with an acoustic guitar. So it doesn't really matter what people like Jim (and myself) consider to be 'folk music'. The rest of the world has bolted. The word itself has gone through the folk process and now means something completely different. Funny, eh?

But - the tradition still remains, the songs still remain. It's just they're sharing their name with all sorts of other types of music. Perhaps the solution would be for 1954 folk music to have a new term, what ever that would be.

Carrols?

No, I could see why that could get confusing.

Whilst I'm here, I totally agree with Christy Moore not taking his guitar to a no-guitar club. There are plenty of guitar clubs, afterall. Mostly full of people singing Brown Eyed Girl.


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