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Thread #117504   Message #2531128
Posted By: Sleepy Rosie
04-Jan-09 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
Subject: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
I'm still a real newby to all this folk music and trad song type malarky, and the only reason I initially became interested, was because I love to *sing*. More or less by chance I discovered that I really enjoyed singing unacompanied traditional English and Irish songs. And that was why I joined Mudcat a couple of months ago.

So I'm not quite sure what I really want to be *listening* to...

Please indulge me here, I really *don't* know what I should begin delving into listening to. I know that sounds dumb.

I feel my musical tastes are reasonably eclectic without being avante gard. But I like 'interesting' music perhaps more than easy to listen to music.

Ruch Archer introduced me via YouTube to Jim Moray and his 'Lucy Wan.' To which I thought "Hmm, now thats quite interesting." And I'll be getting the album.

Anyone else here fancy proferring a YouTube or similar, of interesting folk music, with which they would wish to genuinely *capture the interest of a newby* to folk music?

Cheers, Rosie