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Thread #123001   Message #2707879
Posted By: theleveller
25-Aug-09 - 03:34 AM
Thread Name: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
What folkies have to accept is that the social conditions that were the birthplace and breeding ground of 'traditional' singing no longer exist. It no longer meets popular tastes in music. There are, therefore, two options fo folk music. It can either be regarded as a museum piece, performed by a rapidly diminishing number of 'curators' to an even faster diminishing audience until, finally, it becomes a dim and distant memory gathering dust in the attic of social history. Or, hopefully, it can be adapted to become a vibrant and enjoyable part of our modern society - perhaps still a minority interest but, nonetheless, a living, evolving thing.

I know which I prefer.