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Thread #99963   Message #1998856
Posted By: Little Robyn
16-Mar-07 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: It isn't 'Folk', but what is it we do?
Subject: RE: It isn't 'Folk', but what is it we do?
It's probably easier to define if you put the word 'traditional' in front, or 'contemporary', 'country' etc. You can then have 'popular' folksongs of the 60s - P,P&M for example, or 'traditional' tunes for a dulcimer, or a 'modern' blues that was composed last week.
That way they can come under the umbrella of 'Folk' while staying in separate/definable pockets.
I prefer 'trad' stuff these days but can still enjoy 'popular' songs occasionally.
But I don't believe Beatles or Judy Garland songs will ever become 'Folk'.