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GUEST,Bardan Is this a folk song? (172* d) RE: Is this a folk song? 28 Mar 07

I'm not saying they all are. I'm simply saying that a lot of the recordings we have are of genuinely old people who's voices have more or less gone, and in some cases who can't even really hold a tune. They're important as repositories (nearly wrote supositories there for a moment-wouldn't that have opened a can of worms) but as music they're not great. That doesn't mean there aren't some great recordings as well or some great singers right now singing traditional songs well.

I'm certainly not saying old is bad either. I quite like a song with some archaic language, makes it more interesting. And I love a nice modal tune as well. Just think the tradition needs to continue and evolve or it'll stagnate and probably die.

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