Mudcat Café message #2718619 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123472   Message #2718619
Posted By: Howard Jones
08-Sep-09 - 03:39 AM
Thread Name: The Folk Process
Subject: RE: The Folk Process
I am one of those who believe it is the crucial factor in identifying a folk song. There are plenty of very good songs which are perfectly compatible with the traditional repertoire, but until they have gone through the "folk process" and developed recognisable variants they cannot be "folk songs".