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autolycus Folk- how do you relate to 'it'? (56* d) RE: Folk- how do you relate to 'it'? 25 Jul 11

Intermittently and peripherrally.

I grew up in a house with music on the radio, so my starting-point was commenrcial usic. Loved the chewns, still do, of gershwing, Poter and Co.

Didn't come across folk music till my late teens; the proper stuff in a pub in Lancashire. Thought it was so refreshing and friendly and communal.

But by then I was deep in high culture. Apart from cinema [rather than the pictures] and plays, that meant classical, still my greatest love.

In my LP collecting career, have picked up folk music when I can find it. But I don't happen upon Topic Records much.

For me, despite the little A.L.Lloyd I've read, folk music still means for me written by anon. aka the people.

I like istening to traditional songs from anywhere. I especially like it when the song has a great tune, which is what does it for me most in songs. Tho' I found the Monkey Chant from Polynesia [Bali?] quite something.

Intermittently I listen some more.

Some of the laughing at folk music comes from comedians over the years [tho' more in the past] doing parodies for people who don't know the original.

Perhaps someone would post recommendations for a decent UK radio programme/station and other sources other than YouTube for listening, given my poor position. And any other suggestions for finding my way. I know how to find live outlets locally.

Given my intermitency, please don't expend much effort.


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