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Thread #166474   Message #4004754
Posted By: Jim Carroll
16-Aug-19 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Don't understand your link Al - that's a promotion of 'folk events - as far from "academic debates" as you can get
I've given you the centuries established, worldwide accepted, and closely documented definition of folk song (not mine by any means) - could you perhaps give me yours and guide me to where I can read it up to see who agrees with it
Wht do you constantly skirt around the fact that folk muic is he music of the people, created by the 'ordinary' people, kept alive and passed on by them - a poetic-musical form that represents our past experiences - our oral history in verse
Surely that's worth a mention - even if it's only a dismissal