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Thread #117504   Message #2532159
Posted By: Sleepy Rosie
05-Jan-09 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
Subject: RE: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
I think there are probably two distinct streams of listening for me to do. The first is for aiding me to do what I'm learning to persue as a hobby, i.e. singing unaccompanied traditional song. And that's why I landed at the Mudcat in the first place. So that's more research with a pragmatic aim in mind.

The second is more about exloring and discovering 'folk music' purely for listening fun. Very, very much a new thing for me. I got put off folk music a long time ago and have simply never been sufficiently exposed to it as a musical genre, to have a single clue about what I may potentially enjoy listening to.

In the second catagory, I have thus far 'discovered' with the aid of MySpace and the suggestions below: Bellowhead, Glorystrokes and Jim Moray. All of whom are pleasing. All by myself, I've also 'discovered' Faustus and they sound pretty good to me.