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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

Let's face it John - what you are looking for is for me to say "call it folk",

Actually, what I was looking for was what would you call it.

Now when someone is performing to an audience, it's very easy to say this is a traditional song, or this is a song I wrote yesterday, or a song written by.. etc, so with an audience, it's not too much of an issue. The problem comes when dealing with public understanding and promotion of the songs, or of an event containing those songs.

We can't just call them new songs, not specific enough, we can't call them songs in the form/style of, too long winded.

So Jim, do you at least acknowledge that 'folk' is clearly what most of the population would call it?

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