Mudcat Café message #2596562 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119547   Message #2596562
Posted By: Betsy
24-Mar-09 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Generally the songs that we all all going to hear at some sort of Folk gathering are not the type of song to which we are going to dance wildly or otherwise.We're going to listen genarally to a story and sometimes we get the chance to join in.
We will not be performing in evening dress, dickie bows and the like and I think we all know what to expect - and sometimes - just sometimes - will will get somthing we didn't expect - which we will like or otherwise. Let folk music be a living movement, don't strangle it with definitions of what it should be . Respect the 1954, but, don't hammer us with it in a thought-police manner.
Folk gatherings need smiles ,warmth , community and enjoyment to brought back to them - not all this eternal backbiting and bickering.