Mudcat Café message #3729812 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #3729812
Posted By: Lighter
12-Aug-15 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Harker was arguing - at least to some extent - that "British folk music" is a "bourgeois" categorization of something essentially like any other kind of music enjoyed by the working class.

See the countless threads on "What is folk music?" for endless, though usually less Marxian, discussion.

Fakesong reckons "folk music" as an empty concept faked up by and for outsiders out of a patronizing, hypocritical sentimentalism, and - once their artificial fad had caught on - their self-serving ambitions.

IMO, the reality was neither so stark nor so mischievous.