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Thread #22175   Message #239308
Posted By: claudine
07-Jun-00 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: am i the only youngster into folk and bl
Subject: RE: am i the only youngster into folk and bl
I've been lurking on Mudcat for a few days now and this is my dorky first post! I'm 24 and come from a classical/early music background, but I've recently been getting familiar with the music of the 1960s folk revival in England especially. Slightly awed by the fact that I'm as old as most of the members of Fairport Convention were when they did Liege and Lief. I have absolutely no knowledge of the folk scene down here in Melbourne. However, I'm going to see Maddy Prior live in a couple of weeks - very exciting prospect.

I'm not attracted to the folk genre so much as to well-crafted songs... so much of the popular music I hear (generally by accident) is basically illiterate. But I'm a writer and not an instrumentalist, so maybe I'm biased.

Anyway, it's nice to meet you all.