Mudcat Café message #2595153 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119547   Message #2595153
Posted By: TheSnail
23-Mar-09 - 06:25 AM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
All very well, Jim, but it doesn't get away from the fact that a lot of people use the term "folk music" in ways that do not fit the 1954 definition, probably because they have never heard of it. It is not easily accessible. A search on Google produces this - Definition of Folk Music. You have to pay $12 to find out the rules you must obey.

To abandon the music and go off in a fit of pique over a couple of words is ridiculous and harms the very music you claim to champion.