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Thread #120890   Message #3358591
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
02-Jun-12 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Yes Owen, me and the rest of the English speaking world. Wot a good job. we have the middle classes to protect our wonderful culture. I'm sure it must have been an intellectual like yourself that wrote the Wild Rover - in a 15/16 time signature, arranged for the Lincolnshire bagipes, and sung by one of the folk music greats - whose opinions about folkmusic, we're not allowed to question.

Despite the fact that the English people just don't get it.

now what are you going to do about it? Change, or abandon folkmusic's links with the class that created it. Dimwits like myself, who really don't get it.