Mudcat Café message #195595 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19126   Message #195595
Posted By: Whistle Stop
15-Mar-00 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: What is folk music?
Subject: RE: BS: What is folk music?
Praise, I think you're on target with the "hymns are folk songs" statement (although the last time I went to church a lot of the hymns I saw in the book were actually attributed to professional composers of yore). I'm curious, though, about how both the Book of Psalms and the Mudcat DigiTrad fit into the "oral tradition" prerequisite that so many folks are keen on. Seems like a contraditction, but maybe I'm missing something?

[I'll refrain from entering the fray concerning electric guitars -- as a proud practitioner of both acoustic and electric guitar music, I would be tempted to jump to the defense of electrics, but my better judgment tells me that would be one fight too many for today.]