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GUEST,colin Holt Definition of folk song (137* d) RE: Definition of folk song 05 Sep 14

"Folk songs, music, dances, tales.... are all the cultural expression, and (I believe) the creation of a specified section of our society - the labouring classes (largely rural)"
Yes Jim Carroll I understand this, and the historical context
"They were created by them to express their experiences, outlook and estimation of life around them over many centuries."
Again Jim I understand this as well. My problem is that all of these concepts continue today. Music like life is a continuim. People still need to express their experiences , their cultures, their disillusionment with society, the way they are disenfranchised. There still remains a large section of our society which is seen as separate, and labouring. Songs continue to be made which explore these concepts, and experiences. Are such songs and their writers worthy of respectful consideration to a Folk Club audience?? Is folk music purely a magical history tour.?

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