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Thread #162666   Message #3879419
Posted By: Richard Mellish
30-Sep-17 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
I'm sure we're not trying to agree a definition of "folk" or "traditional". The "1954" definition isn't too far wrong, but many very long threads here have made quite clear that we'd be lucky even to agree to disagree about that. What we are doing is exploring the implications of the mass of information in Steve Roud's book, one of which is indeed that the boundaries of "folk" or "traditional" are very wooly.