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Thread #162666   Message #3944324
Posted By: Jim Carroll
16-Aug-18 - 08:38 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
People appear not to want to discuss Roud's "brilliant" book rather than to pay homage to it
It is an excellent account of the history of popular music - in my opinion it falls at the first fnce on folk music by redefining it and making it and making it both meaningless and 'ordinary'
THis thread has discussed in detail the problems that Roud's redefinition has raised
It is the first thread on the subject of definition that hasn't ended up a slanging match and has dealt with the subject in detail
I for one am grateful for that
Jim Carroll