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Thread #98509   Message #2281907
Posted By: TheSnail
07-Mar-08 - 05:09 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
Jim Carroll

The folk process, as I understand it, involves communities in which songs are composed, performed, accepted, adapted, passed on, performed, accepted. adapted, passed on..... ad-infinitum. The songs need to have a significance in and reflect aspects of the communities in order to survive.

Sam Larner and his neighbours met at 'The Fisherman's Return' every Saturday night to sing songs

No, the fishing community did not come together once a week to sing - just a dozen or so of them; they were not the community, just a part of it.

Not trying to pick holes Jim but genuinely trying to understand what you mean. Are you saying that Sam Larner and his neighbours were not folk singers because they were not The Community just a part of it? Is song only "folk" if the whole community are involved?