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GUEST,Jack Campin The current state of folk music in UK (2105* d) RE: The current state of folk music in UK 21 Oct 19


The date in the header data of that British Council paper is May 2012.

It tries to cover everything but doesn't do much more than repeat what a few informants say. Okay as far as it goes, but not my idea of research.

It also perpetuates the Not Invented Here chauvinism of the British folk scene - there are other ways of doing things which have to some extent been imported from elsewhere (the American "folk camp" and "house concert", the Breton "fest noz") and which don't necessarily need to stay tied to a particular style of music. A lot of British-invented formulas have been failures in the long term, mainly through cohort-based generational exclusiveness. It's well worth looking around to see where things work better.




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