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Thread #162666   Message #3936980
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Jul-18 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
We are coming full circle again. Back to the beginning.

The questions being shied away from: Is the body of folk song a finite thing? Does it have a hard and fast definition? Do we use the 54 descriptors? Are those descriptors finite? Can we say where the boundaries lie between one song and another? Can we agree on any of it?

>>>>Folk song is unique for what it is - folk song - the voice of the people<<<<
Shaped by the people perhaps, but created by the people, much more of a minefield.