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Richard Mellish Mediation and its definition in folk music (582* d) RE: Mediation and its definition in folk music 24 Feb 20


From: Jim Carroll - PM
Date: 24 Feb 20 - 06:46 AM

> "Why should folksongs be different."
It's not who writes them Al - it's what happens to them after they are written that makes them 'folk' <

Hang on Jim! That's what the Steves and various others have been saying. I thought you were taking the opposite line:
(a) that lots of ordinary people are (or anyway were in the past) quite capable of writing songs (which most of us can agree with), and
(b) that that's where the songs that deserve to be called folk songs came from.

Or were you being sarcastic?




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