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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? 03 Oct 14


'Not sure where a nod to tradition comes from. We are led to believe it was diddycoys sat at the end of the caravan with locals from the village sat cross legged listening to songs about a Bonny black hare, cuckoos nest and all the other porn of the day.

Is this really what you think Musket? the simple fact is that traditional music is the folk music of this country, or any country for that matter. That is precisely what the term 'folk music' was first coined to describe. Therefore it follows that if we (as most do) want to use the term 'Folk' for new songs, there must at the very least be an acknowledgement of that tradition.

John


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