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Big Al Whittle The current state of folk music in UK (2105* d) RE: The current state of folk music in UK 06 Nov 19

Absolutely no one has the right to set the agenda, and compel conformity - be it for reasons of tradition, musical theory, or anything else.

In this country we enjoy artistic freedom. And that extends to folksingers.

Being a good folksinger - one with the talent and commitment to work in the medium is as much about what you reject as what you revere, and absorb.

No one had the right to insist that Lightning Hopkins played strictly four beats to the bar.

If there are any rules in this game - they are made by God, and he doesn't exist... I don't know if you're trying out for the part Jim. But I don't reckon you'll get the job.

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