Mudcat Café message #2591875 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119490   Message #2591875
Posted By: GUEST,Auldtimer
18-Mar-09 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: What makes it a Folk Song?
Subject: RE: What makes it a Folk Song?
Interpretation and intention. Two singers can perform the same song one can be folk and the other not. Even when the song is generaly though as being a folk song, even when the singer is/is not thought of as Folk. I despair at so much of what is being recorded and promoted as folk music, a CD containing a selection from the book of Forty-Fabulous-F'ing-Folk-Faviourites, does not make it a folk album.