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Bounty Hound Definition of folk song (137* d) RE: Definition of folk song 11 Sep 14


Jim, definitions change because of popular usage, ask a linguist.

I'm quite happy to accept that you don't like folk/rock as a musical style, we all have different tastes, but a matter of taste is just that, so what I really fail to understand is why you want the music you've worked to protect to die, surely, whether you like the 'presentation' or not, you should be happy that traditional songs are still being sung? (incidentally, there was lots of traditional unacompanied song in the mix at Swanage last weekend!)

Walter Pardon was very happy to embrace new technology, making recordings and films of his songs, and my understanding was that he was delighted to share his songs, so I suspect you're way off the mark with your last statement. If he walked into a folk club today I'm sure he would be delighted to find people singing his songs and keeping them alive!

John


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