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Thread #168730   Message #4078243
Posted By: The Sandman
04-Nov-20 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
Subject: RE: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
but since MacColl [who knew more about folk song] than the producer of this programme thought his own songs were not folk songs, who is deciding that these songs such as" first time ever", and the offering by hutchings is a new folk song.
who are these experts that clearly have never heard of the 1954 definition, they would do better to call them new.. art songs . because a song is sung at a folk club or folk festival that doesnot make it a folk song, a case in point are songs by buddy holly [remember andy caven]
somebody in the bbc who does not seem properly informed is stating that some recently composed songs, such as first time ever are folk songs. bullshit