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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? 18 Sep 14

Bit pushed for time - I was going to leave this until I'd completed what I had to say, but as "Mr" Bounty hound seems to be having trouble going ahead with his event

Your concern is touching, but actually, I'm having no trouble at all going ahead with my event, posters and tickets printed, website live, facebook page etc etc, and it's billed as a Folk weekend.

Now you have complained about turning up to a 'folk' club, and not hearing anything that you would describe as folk music, so in your eyes, there is obviously an issue with the way that club is promoted. You also stated clearly that it is perfectly acceptable to have new songs included in an evening of folk music. So here's the problem, I don't want you turning up at my event as it's billed as folk, being disappointed and complaining that there is no 'folk' music, so to encompass the varied styles (or forms if you prefer) of music that will be at the event, I need a simple way of conveying what's on offer, that the public will understand.

I'd still be interested to hear your suggestions as to how to promote the event.

I know what I call the songs I and other songwriters have written!

So, the simple question: how would YOU describe an event that contains a mix of traditional song, new songs in that style, contempory songs and folk/rock in a way that the public would understand? (and how about a simple, straightforward answer dealing with just this question)

By the way, you have also complained about lack of respect, so I thought perhaps as we've never actually met, you may prefer Mr Carroll!

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