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Posted By: Richard Mellish
24-Aug-18 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Ah, what a relief! A succession recently of thoughtful and constructive posts instead of people misquoting each other

Rhythmic or not varies a lot, depending on the particular song and the particular singer. Instrumental accompaniment, which is very common in the revival and was pretty rare in the tradition, tends to impose a fairly regular rhythm, though there are accompanists who can avoid that.