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Thread #147588   Message #3422437
Posted By: musicmick
18-Oct-12 - 11:35 PM
Thread Name: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Subject: RE: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Yes, Stringsinger, and Rockaby Baby was about Chrles II or someone, remarkably, like him.
Tony is using the pop meaning of folk music (A song sung by its composer, accompaned on acoustic guitar unless, of course, the song is played on a Country station.) I have always admired the Irish, who have maintained the popularity of their trafitional music.
Americans seem embarrassed about our trad and have adopted the "folk bin" redefining of folk music. Our ubiquitous singer/songwriters include few, or none, Cyril Tawneys, Pete St. Johns or Ewan MacColls.
I hope that Tony is wrong. The UK's trove of folk treasures deserved to be heard.