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Posted By: Jim Carroll
13-Jul-18 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Aargh, no, not that!"
Tanks for making my point so succinctly Brian
Folk song a no go area on a site dedicated to folk traditions - doncha juust love the logic of that one ?
There is basically one definition of folk song and a few refinements - everything else is based on the idea that we don't need a definition - the "Singing horse" school of thought
Folk song is a label you put on a type of song you put on your tim f you wish people to avail themselves of what you are promoting
Without that label, you remove from them the right to choose - simple as that
No wonder we are regarded as a minority group of misfits

"Sorry", can't stay.
I've just got home from a glorious worshop on traditional song which has included some of the best singing I've heard for some time and am now heading for a display of Irish and English language singing which I know will set my head ringing with song for the rest of the month - all because the organisers know what folk song is and are not afraid to say so
Have a good afternoon