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GUEST,Observer Are all folk musicians political? (164* d) RE: Are all folk musicians political? 05 Feb 21

This was my original comment:

"I dare say that all folk musicians are political in that they hold their own political opinions on a multitude of different issues. Whether those opinions are pushed in their choice of material and performance is something else entirely.

Whether at a festival or at a gig, I go to listen to the music, I do not go to attend a Party Political Broadcast, on the rare occasions that has happened I have voted with my feet and gone to find something else to listen to."

Now exactly how that translates to:

"people that say on this forum such as guest observer, object to politics in folk music actually object to politics they disagree with which means we would have to leave out a vast chunk of the folk repertoire" - Dick Miles

I have no idea, I mention no specific political slant just politics in general.

At various Folk Clubs, as mentioned by John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 03:46 PM

"And... don't sit on a stage and tell me how I should vote/think/feel, about A, B, or C. I'm also not really interested in how you feel about it either. I am there to hear you perform, not pontificate."

Now I do not think in stating that that he was referring to the songs but the "patter" in between songs [Dick Gaughan, also mentioned by others on this thread, was particularly guilty and very bombastic in doing this regularly.]

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