Mudcat Café message #1952570 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98509   Message #1952570
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
30-Jan-07 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
The paradoxical thing is that, if we who get too purist about tradition, we are setting ourselves against the folk process which is a fundamental aspect of that same tradition.

"would someone like to offer a definition of "folk process" For me it just means the way that songs get altered over time as they get sung around the place. Not necessarily for the better; but often enough a better song does emerge along the way.