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johncharles What makes a new song a folk song? (1710* d) RE: What makes a new song a folk song? 22 Sep 14


I have just wasted 12 minutes of my life listening to a couple of online versions of Sheathe and Knife. The ballad may be historically precious, but that in itself is not enough. It needs to be well sung. The biggest thing putting many people off folk clubs is not the songs but the manner of their delivery. No matter how good the song poor singing ( which strangely always gets a polite clap )is the killer for those other than hardened folkies inured to mediocre renditions.
john


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