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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? 05 Oct 14

'Tradition: a custom, opinion or belief handed down to posterity' so says the OED.

If as you say Jack, I and many others are deluded in believing that a tradition exists, and that is a demonstrable delusion, let's see you demonstrate that!

What, perhaps you need to remember, is that if there were no tradition, there would (again by the very definition of the word) have been nothing for a 'revival' to be based upon, or indeed anything new drawing influence from that tradition!


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