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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 05 Nov 19

Vic, Jim Causley's comments are pretty much what my friend says. I think the reason I am so reluctant to accept it is that I discovered folk music (almost by accident), I didn't grow up with it all around me as part of a living tradition. I don't feel I can claim to be a "folk singer" in the same way the term applies to those who were part of that tradition, what I am is a singer of folk songs. I feel there is a genuine distinction to be made. However that is from the privileged position of having been around at the same time as those "old boys", and for those who now don't have that opportunity perhaps we are the next best thing. I still find it difficult to think of myself in those terms though.

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