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Posted By: breezy
21-Jan-05 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary song in folk music
Subject: RE: Contemporary song in folk music
Jez Lowe is trad influenced and takes his inspiration from his environment
Brian Bedford writes songs that I would not classify as Folk, more philosophical,very little fact.

George Papavgeris has written 'Folk' songs and has been praised by the ilk of Andy Irvine - O K he's not English--Vin Garbutt and Cyril Tawney of whom you must realise wrote folk songs since the 50s

We can discuss Harvey Andrews later.

If you believe that folk song is about lives and events, documentaryism and narratives then you will understand my concept

ChecKed out Stan Rogers yet? one true writer from Canada, sadly killed in 82 at an early age.Influenced by Archie Fisher as well as his own background if you look at his earliest album before Fogarty's cove. Dan Mckinnon is another Canadian who comes over here in April from Nova Scotia and sounds like Rogers.

St Albans tonight with Mike Deavin who writes about contemporary issues in a contemporary way and was influence by the trad, at the Royal British Legion, Verulam Road, St Albans.
Devils Elbow on Sunday same venue