Mudcat Café message #1386902 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77564   Message #1386902
Posted By: GUEST,Pat Cooksey.
24-Jan-05 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary song in folk music
Subject: RE: Contemporary song in folk music
Every folk song considered traditional by the purists must have been written by somebody, however long ago that may have been, they didn't just fall from the sky. If we excluded everything written in the last 50 years from folk music it would be pretty dull, the days of the Farmers Boy, Jolly Jack Tar, etc, are long gone, and modern folk songs simply reflect life as it is today, just as the old songs did in their day.