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Thread #162666   Message #3885065
Posted By: Steve Gardham
27-Oct-17 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
That's not name-calling. It's what I believe to be the case. The other thread is certainly a good example of someone well out of touch with the rest of the folk world.

What I gave is NOT a definition, it is a list of descriptors like the 54 list.

Jim, I'm sorry you are so unhappy with all this. I'm certainly not unhappy. I do my research into traditional song, write my books, contribute in other ways, and when not doing this I go out into the folk scene and enjoy many many performances from 'folk singers' new and old. I certainly don't judge them on any 'definition'. They are entertaining. I don't ask for any more and I don't need to.

I also happen to write songs and record them, some of which are taken up by younger singers and I'm very grateful for this. Please lighten up and enjoy yourself.