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Thread #119547   Message #2599705
Posted By: Phil Edwards
29-Mar-09 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
It's a queer thing that yer always come away from traditional music feeling better

At least we can agree on that.

As I said above, when I started going to the local singaround I'd been going to a folk club for five years on a pretty regular basis (sometimes weekly). In that time I'd had some great nights (and some mediocre ones), but I'd never heard Ranzo or Jones's Ale or Thousands or more. (I knew Thousands or more because I'd heard the Coppers do it on telly. Never heard the other two.) I like traditional music & I'd like to hear more of it - and I'd like more people to have more chances to hear more of it. Folk clubs seem like a good place to start.

On the other hand, SS has got something...

The important thing is the sense of unity we find in the Folk Scene as a whole which comes through the mutual appreciation of the diversity which is essential to the very nature of Folk. You know - this sort of thing:

Yes, I'll drink to that sort of thing.