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Howard Jones The current state of folk music in UK (2105* d) RE: The current state of folk music in UK 31 Oct 19

Thanks for the clarification Jim. I thought I had spent the last 50 years going to folk clubs, whereas in fact they were all "horse music clubs". No wonder we are at cross purposes.

In the parallel universe I apparently move in I find plenty of traditional folk music. I am unable to comment on "pop pap" because I can't recall the last time I heard anything meeting that description in a folk club. I do hear some contemporary songs, but resembling folk rather than pop. I have very occasionally heard pop songs given a folk treatment, but usually very well performed, and certainly not often enough to make me think that proper folk music is being driven out.

By the way, one of my bandmates who is a very fine fiddler and performer of mainly traditional music and song is also a heavy metal fan.

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