Mudcat Café message #3252167 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141147   Message #3252167
Posted By: John P
07-Nov-11 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: 'Occupy English Folk Music!'
Subject: RE: 'Occupy English Folk Music!'
So you accept that folk is past, gone and the door closed behind it . . .

Nope. I play it all the time. I innovate with it on a regular basis. It's kind of hard to say something is dead and gone that I do so much and that engages so much of my creativity. Nor are there any closed doors. I add new tunes to the repertoire, as do others. I learn tunes from and teach them to other musicians. I witness melodies and words getting changed as they change hands. I am a member of a community of people who enjoy listening to and playing a specific type of music. Why, oh why is this such a problem for you?