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Bounty Hound What makes a new song a folk song? (1710* d) RE: What makes a new song a folk song? 17 Sep 14

I have become extremely tired of saying that I am perfectly happy with newly composed songs being included in a folk song evening - you damn well know this - I have advocated it in all my arguments

So says Mr Carroll, therefore we can advertise an evening (presumably in a 'Folk' club) as a 'Folk song evening' and we can include newly composed songs. But here's the problem, what on earth do we call those 'newly composed songs' to make sure that Mr Carroll knows precisely what to expect when he turns up at our 'Folk song evening'

Now, Mr Carroll is adamant that we have to have a definition for 'folk' songs, and cannot use the 'F'word for anything that does not fit that definition, so he would presumably consider it logical to expect a 'definition' for those new songs.

I've asked Mr Carroll several times in this thread to help us all out and tell us what we are to call these new songs, but the best he has managed so far is a 'new song in a folk song style' but then tells us that folk is not a style! He did not seem to like my suggestion that we could simplify 'new song in a folk song style' to FOLK!

So let's try the question one last time. Please Mr Carroll, help us, and tell us what we must call these new songs?

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