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WalkaboutsVerse the uk folk revival in 2019 (330* d) RE: the uk folk revival in 2019 09 Oct 19

On a lighter note, I've got home and done my bedtime reading here well before bedtime!

Maybe what Stringsinger describes is a bit like the Early Music scene?

"The truth of the matter is that folk song is again a minority sport just as it was before the "Folk Scare"." (Hootenanny)...unless you go back further to a time when it was one of the main forms of entertainment, by far.

Also, folk music here has been swamped by Americanisation (which has not waned despite the unpopularity of Trump) and the recent relentless promotion of internal ethnic diversity. American country music and (c)rap are more popular in England than English folk music due to hype not quality.

My attempt at defining the terms "folk" and "traditional":

Folk music may usefully be divided into two main categories Traditional (unknown composer), & Composer (known - either deceased or contemporary, which may appear as self-penned or covers)." From here -

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