Mudcat Café message #3261034 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141622   Message #3261034
Posted By: Tunesmith
21-Nov-11 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: What Folk Revival?
Subject: RE: What Folk Revival?
Well, I'm all for writing new songs in the idiom. But, of course, we all have slightly - or widely - different takes on what that means!
For me, these new songs should sound like a natural part - or extention - of the tradition.
For example, often listeners will mistake an modern "folk song" for a traditional song because "it sounds old".
Also, I'm not keen - or I don't think I am - of introducing alien sounds into the arrangement of a trad song.
I've got to be careful here because someone will point out that the guitar hasn't goy a very long history in accompanying trad songs.